Oldham Battle Crisis Ahead Of FA Cup Clash

The former Manchester City striker saw three members of his backroom team, including assistant boss Gerry Taggart, placed on gardening leave but has been assured that his own position is safe.

Oldham's New Year Day draw with Scunthorpe stopped a run of four successive defeats but they will look to shake off their league woes at the City Ground against a Forest side which may contain some fringe players keen to impress new manager Alex McLeish.

Former Latics loanee Matt Derbyshire has been told he is not in the Scot's plans but McLeish has said he was 'very impressed' with his first sight of returning striker David McGoldrick in training and also has to decide on the futures of Jonathan Greening and Marcus Tudgay.

***Update***McGoldrick won't be featuring for the Reds after ending a 'crazy' 24 hours saw him join Ipswich on loan.

Check out the head-to-head record of Forest and Oldham, League Cup finalists in 1990 of course, by clicking below.