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Oldham offer FREE tickets for Tuesday night’s home game

  • Oldham Athletic A.F.C. are offering free tickets to home fans for their Tuesday clash against high-flying Peterborough
  • The club is hoping the offer will reignite the 'feel good feeling' at the stadium

Oldham Athletic are offering supporters a chance to attend Tuesday night's fixture against promotion favourites Peterborough United for free.

Supporters are welcoming back manager John Sheridan for the third time since his recent dismissal from Meadow Lane, with the hope that he can help the Latics maintain their League One status.

Still without a single win in 2017, Saturday’s match was a chance for manager Sheridan to begin the revival, but he was left disappointed after former loanee Freddie Ladapo left Oldham and Sheridan still looking for that elusive first win of the New Year.

Sheridan said: "It was a disappointing performance. I don’t think there was a lot between the teams, it was a very scrappy game with two teams near the bottom of the table.”

Despite Saturday’s loss, Oldham are still encouraging fans to take advantage of this fantastic offer in hope to fill the SportsDirect.com Park.

In a statement from Oldham, they said: “We are keen to keep the feel-good factor going.

“We want as many supporters to welcome back the manager to the football club as he takes his place on the side-lines for the first time at SportsDirect.com Park since his return.”

The incentive has also been made available for visiting supporters from Peterborough United as a gesture of good will following the postponed fixture in November. 

Supporters, however, can still pay a donation towards their entry on Tuesday night and all proceeds will go to Mahdlo Youth Zone. 

Mahdlo is a registered charity and state-of-the-art Youth Zone in the heart of Oldham for 8-21 year olds.

Fans on Oldham’s forum: otwb.co.uk have expressed their delight over the clubs incentive to encourage infrequent fans to return and support the Latics at this turbulent time.

Blue_Guru said: “Great incentive. I really hate knocking the club in their efforts however I think something like this needs to be part of a bigger plan to really entice fans back.

“Most that only attend a few games like myself are seeking longer term visions for the club rather than a cheap free game here and there. 

“Hopefully Sheridan will produce the goods and it will encourage a few lapsed fans to return.”

However, not all fans are convinced.

JoeP said: “I'm no marketing strategist, but I can't see 10,000 queueing round the block to see a relegation scrap on Tuesday night in January, free or otherwise, although happy to be proven wrong.

“If they're just doing it as a goodwill gesture - fantastic.”

Tickets have been available since Thursday 19, with a maximum of four tickets available per person.

Tickets are also available on the turnstiles on the night of the game. Fans are warned to arrive early to avoid disappointment.

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