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Oxford Utd v Dag & Red preview

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Oxford United and Dagenham & Redbridge at the Kassam Stadium.

Oxford will be without Junior Brown when they tackle Dagenham.

The former Fleetwood man saw red in Tuesday's penalty shoot-out defeat to West Brom in the Capital One Cup and will serve his one-match ban against the Daggers on Saturday.

But elsewhere in the side boss Michael Appleton can welcome back Sheffield United loanee George Long as they search for their first three points of the new campaign.

Long's parent club would not let him feature against the Baggies but his return to action means young shot-stopper Max Crocombe will return to the bench.

Dagenham are still waiting to get new striker Christian Doidge into the action after he picked up an ankle injury while warming up for the recent win at Hartlepool.

Loan signing Josh Clarke will be pushing to feature after being an unused substitute for last weekend's home defeat of Mansfield just 24 hours after joining from Brentford.

Damian Batt has missed the last three matches with an adductor problem and the Daggers have Billy Bingham (shins), Rhys Murphy (hip) and Zavon Hines (knee) as long-term absentees.

However, ahead of bidding for a hat-trick of League Two victories, Luke Howell told the club website: "We are confident we can go anywhere and win, although their position is a bit false at the moment and they will be eager to pick up some points."