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PREVIEW Northampton Town v Oxford United

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

23 March 2021

Oxford United travel to Northampton Town in Sky Bet League 1 tonight.

The U's are again without James Henry, Elliot Lee and Sam Long although all three are expected to return in the next couple of weeks. Henry and Lee should be available for the home game against Lincoln on Saturday with Long back in the squad for the trip to Sunderland a week later.

There were no new injuries after the game against Blackpool at the weekend although Karl Robinson is likely to continue with his rotation policy as United's gruelling schedule continues- no midweek game next week will end a nine week run of playing three games a week.

Hear the thoughts of Mide Shodipo and Mark Sykes and the full interview with Karl Robinson in iFollow right now where you can also see the whole game live.

You can stream the game HERE

Caretaker boss Jon Brady has steadied the ship at Northampton although defeat to Crewe on Saturday leaves them a point adrift of safety at the wrong end of the table.

“Crewe came for a fight on Saturday and we got caught up in the battle and didn’t play. That disappointed me, we can learn from it but we have to learn quickly" he said.

“Oxford are another energetic team who like to play but I feel we have done better against the better sides. We’ve got ten games to go and we will be trying to win every single one of them.

“Saturday has to be a blip, I know we can play a lot better than that and I expect us to on Tuesday night.”

Both teams will again be wearing green ribbons tonight 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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Northampton produce a digital programme for matches and tonight's version can be read, free, HERE

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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