Alan Shearer; scored a staggering 112 goals in 138 Premier League games for the Rovers
Both these Greater Manchester clubs have benefitted from the arrival of new managers, John Sheridan at Oldham and Lee Clark at Bury. This has enabled them both to climb out of the bottom four, but neither 19th nor 20th positions can be considered safe havens. The 3 points for a victory will considerably lessen the tension but the defeat could plunge the victims back into a relegation spot. It will be tense at Boundary Park on Saturday. A draw?
Southport lost for the 6th time in 7 games, this time 4-2 at Maidstone United. They are now rock bottom of the National League, staring relegation in the face.