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Away Days - Oldham

11 March 2014

Rotherham United travel to face Oldham Athletic...

A full guide for the game against Oldham Athletic...

Where is it?

Oldham is in north east Greater Manchester, close to the Pennines.

How do I get there?

Take the M1 north from Rotherham until it joins the M62 at Leeds. Join the M62 west bound until junction 20 where it joins with the A627(M). Take the A627(M) south bound and take the second exit at the roundabout at the end of the sliproad onto the A627 Chadderton Way. Take the first left onto Westhume way and follow to the end of the road and the ground will be in front of you.

Where do I park?

The club car park charges £5 per car; otherwise there is plenty of street parking in the vicinity.

What is there to do?

One idea would be to take advantage of Oldham being close to Manchester, so set off early and take a trip to the National Football Museum in Manchester city centre, which is a must-visit for any football fan. Closer to Oldham, there is Gallery Oldham, which houses a range of interesting local art and history collections.

Who should I look out for?

Defender Jonathan Grounds is solid at the back and a good outlet going forward, while James Wesolowski and captain Corey Smith dictate much of the Latics’ play from the centre of midfield. Defender James Wilson, meanwhile is a current international, having made his Wales debut against Belgium in October.

Who will I recognise on the pitch?

Mark Oxley, the goalkeeper on loan from Hull, is a South Yorkshire lad and came through the ranks with the Millers but left before making a first-team appearance. Another loanee, David Worrall is currently temporarily with the Latics from Rotherham, but will not be eligible to play against his parent club.

Who will I recognise in the stand?

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes is known to be a boyhood fan of Oldham and has been seen at Boundary Park on occasions. Elsewhere, former page three star and model Michelle Marsh is a fan and is even married to former skipper Will Haining.

What happened last time we were there?

Oldham won 2-1 in September 2006 in League One thanks to a Paul Warne winner, coming in between his two spells with Rotherham. Stefan Stam had opened the scoring for the Latics before Will Hoskins levelled for the Millers. Warney will be hoping for a different outcome on tonight.

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