OLDHAM Athletic's pre-season programme will include six pre-season friendlies against Football League and non-league opposition as John Sheridan prepares for the club's first National League campaign.

There will be a mixture of home and away fixtures in the warm-up games, starting with a trip to Northern Premier League Premier Division side Bamber Bridge on Saturday, July 9 (kick-off 3pm), having reported back for training at the end of June.

Other confirmed games include a midweek trip to National League North side Bradford (Park Avenue) on July 19 (kick-off 7.45pm).

Danny Boshell, who spent six years at Oldham after coming through the youth system and played for Sheridan at both Boundary Park and Chesterfield, is assistant manager to Mark Bower at Bradford.

Meanwhile, Mansfield Town, who lost the League Two play-off final to Port Vale, are the first confirmed visitors to Boundary Park for a friendly on July 23 (kick-off 3pm).

Latics summer schedule ends with a trip to National League North side AFC Fylde on Saturday, July 30 (kick-off 3pm).

The final two friendlies are scheduled for July 12 and 16 with the opposition to be confirmed.

Details of the opponents for the remaining fixtures and admission prices will be communicated by the club in due course.