Oxford v Bristol Rovers preview

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

Last Updated: 01/11/13 at 12:55   

James Constable: Expected to start

James Constable: Expected to start

Leaders Oxford look set to hand James Constable a start as the striker searches for a historic milestone against the Pirates.

The former Chippenham forward knows a goal in front of a bumper crowd at the Kassam would be his 100th for the club and move him level with Tony Jones, who is currently second in the club's all-time goalscoring list.

The U's will also be boosted by the return of two key players against the Pirates.

Dave Kitson is available again after serving a one-match ban for his red card against Exeter while Alfie Potter has returned to full training having missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.

Bristol Rovers' new signing Chris Beardsley will be involved when they make the short trip to high-flying Oxford.

The Preston striker joined the Pirates on Thursday on a one-month loan deal and could come straight into the starting line-up.

And manager John Ward will check on the fitness of two key players before making the journey. Striker Matt Harrold has been sidelined for almost a month with a groin injury while defender Lee Brown has been struggling with a hamstring problem in recent weeks.

The pair will be assessed ahead of kick-off as Ward's men look to build on their point last week against Chesterfield.

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League Two Fixtures

Saturday, 26 April 2014
15:00
AFC W'don v Morecambe  
Bury v Portsmouth  
Dag + Red v Northamptn  
Exeter v Scunthorpe  
Fleetwood v Southend  
Mansfield v Torquay  
Oxford Utd v Accrington  
Plymouth v Hartlepool  
Rochdale v Cheltenham  
Wycombe v Bristol R  

Sky Bet League 2

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Scunthorpe 44 26 80
2 Chesterfld 44 28 78
3 Rochdale 44 20 78
4 Fleetwood 44 15 75
5 Burton Alb 44 8 72
6 Southend 44 16 68
7 York City 44 10 67
8 Oxford Utd 44 6 62
9 Plymouth 44 -7 58
10 Bury 44 8 57
11 Dag + Red 44 -4 57
12 Mansfield 44 -8 57
13 Portsmouth 44 -10 57
14 AFC W'don 44 -4 56
15 Newport 44 -3 55
16 Cheltenham 44 -7 55
17 Hartlepool 44 -4 52
18 Accrington 44 -4 51
19 Morecambe 44 -15 50
20 Exeter 44 -7 49
21 Wycombe 44 -10 47
22 Bristol R 44 -11 47
23 Northamptn 44 -20 47
24 Torquay 44 -23 42

Updated Thu, 24 Apr 2014

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