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Man City hero Dickov lifts Oldham ticket sales

Paul Dickov's presence at Oldham Athletic has boosted season ticket sales.

The Daily Mail says by early June just 14 season tickets had been sold for this campaign - that was before ex-Manchester City striker Dickov had been named new manager.

Now season-ticket sales have climbed to 1,800. For Saturday's first-day trip to Tranmere Rovers, the untried Dickov's first game in charge, Oldham expect to take 2,000 fans to Birkenhead.

It is proof that a little whirlwind has already blown around those turnstiles.

As Dickov said: "The biggest thing I want is to get a feelgood factor around the place because there was a lot of doom and gloom. A lot of fans' enthusiasm had gone and no matter how successful or not I am here, they're the ones who are here all the time.

"That's been a big thing: trying to get a community atmosphere. I always remember Oldham as being a hard place to come to, but also a family club. I want to try to get that back."

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