MATCH PREVIEW: OXFORD UNITEDCambridge United are back in Sky Bet League Two action today at the Abbey Stadium and face an Oxford United side who look certain to be within the automatic promotion places come the end of the season.
Following a 3-0 defeat to third placed Bristol Rovers on Good Friday, the U’s now taken on second in the division and will need to dig deep to secure a winning result on a wet and windy afternoon.
The U’s will still be without Greg Taylor, Barry Corr, Conor Newton and Ryan Donaldson who continue their respective recoveries, whilst Ryan Ledson and Shane O’Neill are also unavailable on international duty.
However, an exciting opening display from Hull City loanee Max Clark at the Memorial Stadium gives the U’s boss food for thought in midfield, with the 20-year old likely to make his first appearance at the Abbey Stadium today.
Meanwhile, with a six point buffer inside the automatic play-off places ahead of the Easter period, Michael Appleton’s Oxford United have epitomized consistency so far this term and look almost certain to be plying their trade in League One next season.
Lead goalscorer Kemar Roofe (21 goals) has certainly played a major role in Oxford’s triumphs, whilst Liam Sercombe (13) and Danny Hylton (12) have also contributed on the goals front.
A single goal from Ryan Taylor split today’s sides when they met at the Kassam Stadium earlier this season and United will be hoping for a reverse result this afternoon if they too are to stay in promotion contention.
The visitors edge the overall head to head records by 11 wins to nine, but following yesterday’s triumph for Cambridge in the University Boat Race, the U’s will be eager to make it a duo of wins over Oxford this Easter.
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