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PREVIEW Sunderland v Oxford United

A full guide to Good Friday's game at the Stadium of Light

1 April 2021

Oxford United travel to Sunderland on Good Friday (3pm) looking to build on a win against Lincoln City last time out which put them within touching distance of the play-off places.

TEAM NEWS
The U's welcomed back James Henry for the Lincoln game and the influential midfielder is likely to continue while Elliot Lee returns to the squad after a knee problem.

Sam Long has returned to training but Karl Robinson faces a choice of whether he is involved on Friday or on Monday when the U's play Accrington Stanley at home with the defender unlikely to be risked in both games.

There have been one or two minor illnesses in the camp but all covid tests have come back negative. Centre-half Luke McNally, impressive in defence and also scorer of two goals for the U21s in a 4-1 win over Luton on Tuesday travels with the squad.

Hear Karl's thoughts in iFollow right now along with chats with Cameron Brannagan and Luke McNally, where you can also see the whole game live.

You can stream the game HERE

THE OPPOSITION
A win against Bristol Rovers last time out made it eleven league games unbeaten for Lee Johnson's side, with a win in the final of the Papa John's Trophy in the middle of that run.

The Black Cats seem to be in a three way chase for the two automatic promotion places with Hull City and Peterborough and play the Posh away on Easter Monday.

WOMEN
Good luck to the Oxford United Women who take on Cardiff in the Women's FA Cup on Sunday. See an interview with boss Liam Gilbert in iFollow or on the official YouTube channel

COVERAGE
As well as live coverage on iFollow, complete with commentary from the BBC Oxford Sport team we have all the build up on twitter and on our official Insta page, complete with behind the scenes exclusive content, plus a full report and Gallery right here on the final whistle and reaction from all the key men in iFollow.

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