With the 2nd round of the FA Cup out of the way and a place in the 3rd round assured, Latics turn back to life in League Two this weekend with a visit to Crewe.
Manager Frankie Bunn has been forced to change his side recently due to injuries and a suspension. Unbeaten in six games, Latics will feel confident about their chances against Crewe who are just below them in the table.
Several players have been pivotal in keeping the team in sight of the promotion places but three of them really need to be in the starting line up for maximum effect.
The lively midfielder has been key to much of the recent success. It is useful to have a player who can switch wings when needed. The Curaçaoan international has scored two goals and assisted three goals in his 16 appearances so far this season.
Nepomuceno has already doubled his single goal tally from last season and, will be eager to justify his new contract.
The on-loan striker from Bournemouth has recently been rewarded for his fine Latics form with a new contract with the Cherries.
Surridge hit the ground running in League Two, and has found the back of the net on nine occasions in his 13 appearances so far this campaign.
Oldham rued a lot of missed chances during an early season wobble, Bunn will be hoping his goal machine can turn them chances into goals…and more importantly points.
The Congo international plied his trade in the French leagues before a summer trial with Oldham, in which he was snapped up by Frankie Bunn.
In his defensive midfield role, Missilou is there to provide a bit of balance to the team as well as protection to the defenders.
He’s played in 16 matches since his arrival in League Two and has largely impressed the Latics fans.