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In focus: Oldham Athletic

9 June 2016

Ahead of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign, takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season.

Ahead of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign, takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season.

Next up is Greater Manchester-based Oldham Athletic, who the Dons will face for the 19th and 20th times in this upcoming campaign.

Founded: 1895
Nickname: Latics
Mascot: Chaddy the Owl
Stadium: Park (Capacity 13,309)
Home colours: Blue shirts, white shorts, blue socks

Twitter: @OfficialOAFC
Facebook: Official Oldham Athletic FC

Oldham are currently without a manager following the departure of John Sheridan to Notts County. Frank Bunn, Warren Feeney, Peter Shirtliff and Mark Robins are among those currently linked with the vacancy.

Key and notable players
Midfielder Liam Kelly, a former Dons Academy player, was a key member of the Latics’ side in 2015/16 season, scoring six goals in 44 appearances in midfield.

Defender James Wilson featured over 40 times for the Latics last season, while up-front Oldham’s key players include Dominic Poleon and Jake Cassidy, although the former is out of contract at the end of the month.

Last season
Oldham endured a tough start to the 2015/16 campaign and parted company with boss Darren Kelly early on. David Dunn soon took charge but he was also relieved of his duties after just 17 league matches.

John Sheridan was the man tasked with keeping the Greater Manchester club in the third tier, which he did successfully – Oldham finished in 17th place, eight points above the drop zone.

Oldham have been unable to keep hold of one of their key performers from last season, Joel Coleman, who has left the Park to join Huddersfield Town.

Mike Jones, Joseph Mills, David Cornell, Rhys Turner, Jordan Bove, Jack Truelove and Theo Vassell have also left Greater Manchester upon the expiry of their contracts.

In more positive news, Carl Winchester has committed his future to the Latics for a further 12 months and duo George Edmundson and Danny Byrnes have had options exercised.

Discussions are ongoing with the likes of Jonathan Forte, Anthony Gerrard, Brian Wilson, Lee Croft and Dominic Poleon.

Head to head
Dons wins: 9
Last Dons win: 3-1, 17 Mar 2015 ( Park)
Biggest win: 7-0, 20 Dec 2014 (Stadium MK)

Draws: 3
Last draw: 0-0, 22 Feb 2011 (Stadium MK)

Oldham wins: 6
Last Oldham win: 3-1, 9 Feb 2013 ( Park)
Biggest Oldham win: 3-0, 28 Aug 2004 (Boundary Park)

Played for both
Jonson Clarke-Harris, Lewis Guy, Jabo Ibehre, Charlie MacDonald, Keanu Marsh-Brown, Liam Kelly, Paul Rachubka, Giorgio Rasulo Allan Smart, Aaron Wilbraham

2016/17 MATCHES
The fixtures for the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign will be announced at 9am on Wednesday 22 June.

Watch MK Dons take on Oldham Athletic at Stadium MK in 2016/17, as well as 22 other home League One matches, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult Season Tickets are priced from £28 a month while under-21s can enjoy the full campaign from just £12.34 a month. Under-18 Season Tickets are priced from only £2.50 a month and under-12s can go FREE with a Young Dons membership.

To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/kiosk at centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. You can also download an application form and post it to Box Office, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST

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