Oxford v Cheltenham preview

Team news ahead of the New Year's Day clash between Oxford and Cheltenham at the Kassam Stadium.

Last Updated: 31/12/12 at 10:46

Capaldi: Pushing for a recall

Capaldi: Pushing for a recall

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Oxford left-back Luke O'Brien will hope to hold on to his place in Chris Wilder's side with Tony Capaldi available again after suspension.

The 24-year-old former Bradford defender made his sixth start for the club, but his first since October, in the victory at AFC Wimbledon with Capaldi serving a one-game ban and Liam Davis injured.

The in-form U's, unbeaten in nine games, look set to be without striker James Constable who saw red for the second time this season for an apparent elbow on Wimbledon's Will Antwi but the club will appeal the decision.

"I've lost a player who's absolutely flying for four big games now," Wilder said. "I can't afford to lose anyone. We're gutted. A report and an appeal will go in 100 per cent."

Oxford are now just seven points off a play-off place and ten points behind their New Year's Day opponents.

Cheltenham winger Jake Taylor is set to start in the final game of his loan stay from Reading.

The Wales Under-21 international, who is keen to extend his stay with the Robins, netted a memorable strike in the 4-0 win over Wycombe on Boxing Day.

A waterlogged pitch meant their meeting with Bristol Rovers was postponed on Saturday and manager Mark Yates has no fresh injury worries.

Right-back Sido Jombati is likely to retain his place having been taken off against the Chairboys as a precautionary move.

Striker Kaid Mohamed returned from an ankle injury on Boxing Day as a second-half substitute and is expected to be named on the bench once again.

Jeff Goulding and Darryl Duffy are expected to continue in attack after both netted in the win against Wycombe.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 09 August 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Shrewsbury  
Accrington v Southend  
Bury v Cheltenham  
Cambridge Utd v Plymouth  
Carlisle v Luton Town  
Dag + Red v Morecambe  
Exeter v Portsmouth  
Newport v Wycombe  
Northamptn v Mansfield  
Oxford Utd v Burton Alb  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 AFC W'don 0 0 0
2 Accrington 0 0 0
3 Burton Alb 0 0 0
4 Bury 0 0 0
5 Cambridge Utd 0 0 0
6 Carlisle 0 0 0
7 Cheltenham 0 0 0
8 Dag + Red 0 0 0
9 Exeter 0 0 0
10 Hartlepool 0 0 0
11 Luton Town 0 0 0
12 Mansfield 0 0 0
13 Morecambe 0 0 0
14 Newport 0 0 0
15 Northamptn 0 0 0
16 Oxford Utd 0 0 0
17 Plymouth 0 0 0
18 Portsmouth 0 0 0
19 Shrewsbury 0 0 0
20 Southend 0 0 0
21 Stevenage 0 0 0
22 Tranmere 0 0 0
23 Wycombe 0 0 0
24 York City 0 0 0

Updated Wed, 09 Jul 2014

Footer 365

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are eyeing a six-trophy campaign this season

Gareth Bale says Real Madrid are targeting an even bigger trophy haul this season.

Friendly: Manchester United beat LA Galaxy 7-0 as Louis van Gaal era opens in style

Wayne Rooney, Reece James and Ashley Young all scored twice as Manchester United beat LA Galaxy 7-0 in Pasadena.

Premier League: Gylfi Sigurdsson delighted with move to Swansea from Tottenham

Gylfi Sigurdsson has told Sky Sports he is delighted to have joined former club Swansea from Tottenham.

Mail Box

Defending Woodward With Perspective

One Mailer is telling us to hold fire on our Woodward criticism, whilst we also have some wonderful PFA Team of The year geekery, a well done to Vieira and much more...

Why The Obsession Over The Captaincy?

Asks the morning mailbox, before hastily returning to the debate over who should replace Steven Gerrard. Plus, thoughts on Ed Woodward's spending plans and more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property