ONE member of Oldham’s opposition tomorrow knows all about the kind of FA Cup shock Latics will be looking to pull off.

Sam Surridge was on the scoresheet from the penalty spot as Pete Wild’s side came from behind to stun Fulham with a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage two years ago, fellow frontman Callum Lang dramatically completing the job late on.

Then on loan from Bournemouth, it would turn out to be his final game for Latics and he is now enjoying a breakthrough season with the Cherries as they plot an immediate return to the Premier League after relegation from the top flight last season.

Surridge, who has four goals in all competitions this season for Jason Tindall’s side, still reflects fondly on his time at Boundary Park and how it helped take his career to the next level.

“It was brilliant for me really,” the 22-year-old told the Bournemouth Echo.

“It was a good turning point in my career and I think it did a lot for me.

“As a League Two team, going to a Premier League team and then beating them 2-1, it was good to be part of their history and they still talk about it now.

“We’ve just got to hope they don’t do it to me now!”

In all he would score 12 goals in 20 appearances for Latics, an excellent return that suggested a bright future was to come.

Having had such a fruitful spell in front of goal on loan, Surridge is delighted to be facing his former club this weekend having been a popular player in his short time at the club.

Plenty has changed on the playing and management side but from afar he believes things are heading in the right direction on the pitch for Latics.

“I enjoyed my time up there and I’m going to look forward to going back up there,” he said before news of the game possibly being switched broke.

“I think they turned a corner up there. I think this season they seem to be doing well. A lot of the fans still keep in contact. They all still message me and they have a good fanbase up in Oldham.

“A couple of the staff I know and a couple of players I know, but a lot of people have gone.

“I did really enjoy it up there. They were great for me because I was still only young going up there and I think it would have been quite a bad experience if I didn’t do too well.

“But they took me in and it was nice for me. We’ve got to take the game professionally and hopefully just come away with the win.”