Oxford Utd v Exeter preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Oxford United and Exeter at the Kassam Stadium.

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Coles: Set for welcome return

Coles: Set for welcome return

Oxford boss Chris Wilder faces some welcome selection dilemmas ahead of the home clash with fellow early high-fliers Exeter.

Wilder made four changes for Wednesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy derby clash with Swindon and watched as his new-look side recorded a thrilling 1-0 win over their League One rivals.

Jon-Paul Pittman, James Constable and Tom Craddock all came into attack while Daniel Boateng was introduced in midfield, and the quartet will be hoping to keep their places.

However, winger Alfie Potter, relegated to the bench, is likely to have something to say having popped up to net the 88th-minute winner.

Sean Rigg, Deane Smalley and Simon Heslop, who all made way due to niggling injuries, also hope to be back in contention, providing Wilder with plenty to think about.

Michael Duberry, Peter Leven, Andy Whing, Harry Worley and Liam Davis remain sidelined through injury.

Exeter skipper Danny Coles is expected to make a welcome return.

The defender missed Tuesday's disappointing Johnstone's Paint Trophy defeat to Aldershot with a slight groin complaint suffered during last weekend's 3-0 victory over Burton.

But he has recovered sufficiently to be in the frame for the clash at the Kassam Stadium, where the Grecians triumphed in a dramatic Conference play-off semi-final in 2007.

Coles' return provides manager Paul Tisdale with a fully-fit squad for an encounter between two sides who have taken an impressive nine points from their opening four league matches respectively.

As well as Coles, Kevin Amankwaah, Matt Oakley, Arron Davies and Jamie Cureton will all be hoping to return having not featured in the JPT in midweek.

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League Two Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
13:00
Bristol R v Rochdale  
15:00
Dag + Red v Chesterfld  
Exeter v Torquay  
Fleetwood v Wycombe  
Hartlepool v Morecambe  
Mansfield v Cheltenham  
Newport v Burton Alb  
Northamptn v Portsmouth  
Plymouth v AFC W'don  
Scunthorpe v Oxford Utd  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 43 25 77
2 Chesterfld 43 27 75
3 Rochdale 43 19 75
4 Fleetwood 43 14 72
5 Burton Alb 43 8 71
6 Southend 43 15 65
7 York City 43 9 64
8 Oxford Utd 43 7 62
9 Plymouth 43 -6 58
10 Bury 43 9 57
11 Dag + Red 43 -3 57
12 Mansfield 43 -6 57
13 Newport 43 -3 54
14 Portsmouth 43 -11 54
15 AFC W'don 43 -5 53
16 Cheltenham 43 -9 52
17 Accrington 43 -3 51
18 Morecambe 43 -14 50
19 Hartlepool 43 -5 49
20 Exeter 43 -6 49
21 Wycombe 43 -9 47
22 Bristol R 43 -10 47
23 Northamptn 43 -19 47
24 Torquay 43 -24 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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