Oxford v Swindon preview
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Oxford and Swindon at Kassam Stadium.
Oxford manager Chris Wilder has an injury nightmare to contend with ahead of the local derby.
Wilder could be missing half-a-dozen senior players for the visit of the Robins.
Midfielder Peter Leven has been ruled out of the contest with a shoulder injury and will see a specialist to determine whether he requires surgery, while captain Jake Wright is rated extremely doubtful with a back problem.
Tom Craddock is still recovering from a knee complaint while fellow striker Jon-Paul Pittman's hamstring issue continues to keep him on the sidelines.
Winger Alfie Potter is out for the season after breaking his ankle in training and defender Tony Capaldi has yet to make his debut for the U's after joining from Morecambe in the summer because of a succession of injuries.
Adam Chapman has been recalled from his loan spell at Newport in order to add some midfield cover for the game against the npower League Two league leaders.
Meanwhile, Swindon manager Paolo Di Canio will be able to call on striker Billy Bodin.
The forward missed the Robins' midweek victory over Burton because of international commitments with the Wales Under-21 set-up but returns to the matchday squad for the trip to the Kassam Stadium.
However, Di Canio will continue to be without centre-back Aden Flint as he looks to lead his side to their 11th consecutive league victory.
Flint has been recovering from a groin injury which at one stage looked likely to rule him out for the rest of the season. After seeing a specialist, the defender could make a comeback before the term comes to a close, but the clash with the U's will come too soon.
Midfielder Jonathan Smith sustained a facial injury against Burton on Tuesday night which required several stitches, but he will not be prevented from playing this weekend.
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