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Match Preview: Pools face final home test of the year

26 December 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pools face final home test of the year

26 December 2023

John Askey's side welcome Oldham Athletic to the Suit Direct Stadium in Boxing Day action on Tuesday afternoon (3pm kick-off).

The Lowdown

Pools were 3-0 down to Wealdstone at the weekend, but fought back on the road to secure a 4-4 draw. That point leaves Askey's men in 15th place, with 28 points on the board.

Oldham, who sit 11th in the National League, were defeated 2-1 by Gateshead last time out. However, Micky Mellon's outfit have won their last three away games.

The History

The sides have met 70 times in the past, dating back to 1935. Pools have won 22, 15 have ended in a draw, and Oldham have notched 33 victories. 

The last two meetings, during the 2021/22 season, finished in goalless draws. Pools' last victory came away from home on Boxing Day in 2011 through James Poole's early strike.

Team News

Zak Johnson and Mani Dieseruvwe are expected to miss Tuesday's fixture after coming off with injuries at Wealdstone.

Charlie Seaman, Tom Crawford, Luke Hendrie, Alex Lacey and Dan Dodds also remain on the treatment table.

Anthony Mancini has shown good progress in training and could return to selection over the coming weeks.

How to Follow

Tickets can still be purchased for this fixture - click here to buy online.

If you can't join us at the Suit Direct Stadium, you can follow the action via National League TV here. Match passes cost £9.50 and grant you access to all streamed fixtures on the given day. Tuesday's game is available both domestically and internationally.


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