With a place in the League Two play-offs up for grabs, Jamie Burns looks ahead at Oldham’s run-in and compares them with their rivals as they battle for a chance at Wembley glory.

OLDHAM ATHLETIC (11th, 57pts)

Swindon (h)

Cheltenham (a)

Mansfield (h)

Exeter (a)

Newport (a)

Northampton (h)

With three straight victories since Pete Wild took over from Paul Scholes, Latics have given themselves an outside chance of promotion, with just five points separating them from the play-offs. Next up is a home clash against fellow hopefuls Swindon, but the most important game will surely be their trip to face seventh-placed Exeter at the end of the month.

The Oldham Times: Oldham have won their last three games. Picture: Eddie GarveyOldham have won their last three games. Picture: Eddie Garvey

EXETER CITY (7th, 62pts)

Port Vale (h)

Crawley (h)

Stevenage (a)

Oldham (h)

Forest Green (a)

Exeter City cling onto the final play-off spot by just a point following their indifferent form of late, Matt Taylor’s side losing at struggling Macclesfield on Tuesday night. Their final two games against Latics and fellow promotion rivals Forest Green look like being make or break.

CARLISLE UNITED (8th, 61pts)

Stevenage (a)

Lincoln (h)

Grimsby (a)

Crawley (h)

Yeovil (a)

After a promising start to life under Steven Pressley, Carlisle have completely collapsed in recent weeks. With just two victories in their last 11 matches, they face an uphill battle to reach the play-offs. They end their season against struggling duo Crawley and Yeovil but Latics will be hoping their dreadful run continues.


Bury (a)

Grimsby (h)

Yeovil (a)

MK Dons (h)

Lincoln (a)

Despite a strong start to the season which saw them fourth at the halfway stage, Colchester have struggled since the turn of the year and they have fallen away to ninth. They face a difficult run-in, with games against Bury and MK Dons before playing away at leaders Lincoln on the final day.

SWINDON TOWN (10th, 59pts)

Oldham (a)

Cambridge (a)

Crewe (h)

Cheltenham (a)

Notts County (h)

After a turbulent second season back in the Football League’s basement division, Swindon are now unbeaten in their last four and have a relatively favourable fixture list over the coming weeks. Their toughest game will surely be their trip Boundary Park, before ending their season with a West Country derby against Cheltenham and at home against struggling Notts County.