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

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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

Tuesday, 16 September 2014
19:45
AFC W'don v Burton Alb  
Bury v Stevenage
Cambridge Utd v Exeter
Cheltenham v Southend
Mansfield v Morecambe
Northamptn v Hartlepool
Oxford Utd v Accrington
Plymouth v Wycombe
Portsmouth v Dag + Red
Shrewsbury v Carlisle

Sky Bet League 2

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

Updated Sat, 13 Sep 2014

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