The Pilgrims are set to welcome Oldham Athletic to Home Park on Saturday for the first time since 2010.
After a slow start to the season for the Pilgrims, Derek Adams will be looking to build on recent results as his side have managed to pick up four points from a possible six available. Plymouth beat Gillingham 2-1 at Home Park and followed that up with a 1-1 draw away at Rotherham last Saturday. Plymouth are currently sat in 22nd on 21 points and a win could lift them out of the bottom four.
Richie Wellens will be looking to maintain his side’s current run of form, Latics have only tasted one defeat in their past six league matches. Eoin Doyle’s last minute goal away at Doncaster salvaged his side a 1-1 draw at the weekend. Oldham was bottom of League One when Wellens took over but under his management Latics have had a revival and are now sat in 14th.
Plymouth’s Ruben Lameiras joined the Pilgrims from Coventry in the summer but is yet to make an impression at Home Park. Lameiras was allowed by Adams to play for Oldham Athletic in a behind closed doors game against a Derby County XI just a few weeks ago. However, it’s understood that Oldham are yet to pursue interest in the Portuguese midfielder.
It’s a return to Home Park for Latics winger Tope Obadeyi who has had two loan spells at the Devon club in one season. It was Oldham legend and former Plymouth manager John Sheridan who brought him to the Pilgrims and his first spell was November until January 2014 which was interrupted by a hamstring injury but he resigned for the club in February 2014. Obadeyi made 14 appearances for the club in all competitions during the loans and scored one goal against York City.
Last Meeting –
Plymouth Argyle 0-2 Oldham Athletic (Stephens 47′) (Tounkara 72′)