I’m not one of those people who pick the team for the weekend from the comfort of my armchair, then throws his hands up in disbelief if the manager’s choice is any different.
However, given the signs of recovery lately, Oldham manager Frankie Bunn must surely recognise that his best line up in midfield practically picks itself. Having gone behind in both of their last two games, it was Oldham’s midfield which buckled down to the task and steered the games back in our favour.
As long as Bunn opts to play 4-4-2 with Miller and Surridge up front, the midfield four must surely be:
The star player from the last two games with a winner against Hampton and Richmond in the FA cup and a superb strike against Cambridge. The sort of player who can change the game in an instant.
Not everybody’s favourite player but when he does the simple things correctly, Gardner can have a big influence on a game.
Another player who caught the eye against Cambridge with his coolly taken goal from 40 yards. Another on-loan player who will be sorely missed if he returns to Aston Villa in January.
Latics only real versatile player who can operate on either wing. His crossing can be frustrating at times but when he gets it right, Gevaro can be a match-winner.