The Latics have already toppled Merseyside’s other goliath, Liverpool, in this season’s competition, shocking them three weeks ago at Boundary Park.
With out-of-favour St Mary’s forward Barnard having joined their ranks on loan since then, Oldham possess even greater firepower as they now aim their slingshot in the direction of David Moyes’ side.
They go into the match without a manager, after Paul Dickov left the club this month, but on the back of a confidence-boosting 3-1 victory against MK Dons, in which the forward grabbed the opener.
“We are not getting carried away,” said Barnard. Full story in today's Daily Echo