We look ahead to Saturday's big game
We look ahead to Saturday's big home match against Wycombe Wanderers.
Michael Duberry stands by for a return as the U's welcome one of his former clubs on Saturday. The experienced defender has been kept out of the side in recent weeks with Michael Raynes in fine form alongside Jake Wright but with Raynes suspended following a red card at Aldershot Duberry is likely to get the call. Harry Worley is a doubt with a back problem meaning that boss Chris Wilder must decide between Duberry or switching Andy Whing to a more defensive role.
Deane Smalley is fit again after a hamstring problem and replaces Sean Rigg in the squad. Rigg took a blow to the ankle at Aldershot and will miss Saturday's match as a result.
"Deane will be involved but Sean will miss out" Chris Wilder told Yellow Player. "Michael Duberry will come back in, Harry Worley might miss, and Michael Raynes will obviously miss through suspension. So it’s not three or four back into the squad and one out, it is as it is and just get on with it. It is a local derby and all we want is for the fans to support the players and give them the chance to show what they can do and show a positive reaction to what has happened in the last couple of games.”
Scott Davies and Jon-Paul Pittman will, like Duberry, be hoping to impress against their former side. Callum O'Dowda, who has featured on the bench in the last two games will be hoping for his chance. The 18-year-old Oxford-born winger or striker has done very well for the youth side this season to earn his first team call up.
Chairboys boss Gareth Ainsworth is hoping to have a familiar face to United fans available with Dean Morgan making progress after a hamstring problem.
Morgan, who had a loan spell at the Kassam Stadium early last year, is in Ainsworth's thoughts for Saturday:
“Dean will say he’s ready to train today which is Dean through and through! He’s great to have around the place and he’s 18 at heart". Ainsworth told Chairboys Player. “He loves football, loves being out there and just wants to play. We’ll have to see with him.
"There’s plenty of competition for places and I’ll see what I can take to Oxford.”
Goalkeeper Matt ingham impressed while on loan at Oxford City for much of this season.
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Walking From Wycombe
You will remember United fans walking to Wycombe to raise funds earlier in the season, and Wycombe fans will be doing the reverse journey tomorrow. 17 fans will set off at midnight to walk to the game from Adams Park and raise funds for their club trust. Please make them welcome after their 23 mile journey.
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