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PREVIEW Northampton Town v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game

15 January 2021

Oxford United travel to Northampton Town on Saturday

TEAM NEWS
The U's have plenty of options after a win over Cambridge on Tuesday made it five wins in a row.

Boss Karl Robinson made changes for that game and told us:

"We asked the players who came in to show us that they should be starting in the league more often and I think they responded really well to that. Cameron Brannagan and Sam Winnall will have benefitted from a game and I'm going to have a real think about things. Not just the team but the squad because someone's going to have to miss out on that even.

"There was one niggling injury this week, I won't name names, so we have to take stock of that, see how training goes on Friday and then go from there."

Hear the thoughts of James Henry and the full interview with Karl in iFollow right now where you can also see the whole game live.

You can stream the game HERE

THE OPPOSITION

United's winning run started against the Cobblers and their boss Keith Curle is hoping his side can also be the one to end it.

“Every game we go into we try and win,” he said. “The back four we put out against Oxford in December was very different and we still held our own in that game for a period. It will be a different team and a different game on Saturday, every game throws up different challenges but it’s another opportunity for us.

“Oxford are a good team and they were in the play-off final last season. They have the familiarity of playing at this level and that is something we are still working towards. We are getting players back from injury now and with the new players coming in it brings a freshness to the squad. When you want to continue an upward spiral you need to constantly improve the squad and you do that by bringing in better players."

GREEN RIBBONS
Both teams will again be wearing green ribbons on Saturday as a mark of respect for Harry Dunn. Harry lived half way between the two clubs and was known to OUFC staff while father Tim is a Northampton Town season ticket holder.

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COVERAGE
As well as live coverage on iFollow 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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