The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

SH­EFFIELD UNITED could not quite get the job done, as Bolton man­aged at Shrews­bury, op­po­nents sim­i­larly threat­ened with the drop.

Four points is the gap be­tween sec­ond and the top-of-the-ta­ble Blades – rather than the six it would have been had Chris Wilder’s side man­aged to nick a win on a rock-hard play­ing sur­face at Old­ham.

But the boss can’t be too dis­sat­is­fied, de­spite Bolton manag­ing to win at Shrews­bury on the same af­ter­noon.

Old­ham are a welldrilled out­fit who have adapted to their dif­fi­cult pitch to now ex­tend a run to one de­feat in the last 10 out­ings at Bound­ary Park.

Jay O’Shea scored a lovely goal and Wilder’s side, buoyed by the back­ing of 4,210 trav­el­ling fans, de­fended stoutly.

With a point in the bag, on the Blades go. Next up is Mill­wall at home on Tues­day night, while for John Sheri­dan’s Old­ham the fight against the drop con­tin­ues at play-off chas­ing Southend on Satur­day.

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