Date: 5th April 2017 at 11:49am
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Fleetwood are in third place this season flying high. A defeat at the weekend by our A420 rivals will spur them on to get back on track.

However the U’s will be extremely hurt after their Wembley defeat and will want to put in a performance to lift themselves and the fans.

Charlie Raglan, Toni Martinez & Conor McAleny all come back in for selection.

Oxford United Team News:

Oxford Utd team last match:1 Eastwood,16 Edwards,5 Nelson,33 Dunkley Booked,28 Johnson,19 Hall,4 Lundstram,23 Ledson(Sercombe 57mins Booked,18 Rothwell(Ruffels 90+1mins),10 Maguire,15 Hemmings

Subs:2 Ribeiro,3 Skarz,8 Sercombe,14 Ruffels,22 Long,34 Stevens,35 Carroll

Player to watch: Toni Martinez

The Spanish player had to miss out on the Wembley defeat so will be fresh.

Fleetwood Town Team News:

Fleetwood team last match:21 Cairns,5 Eastham Booked,12 Bolger,37 Davies Booked,2 McLaughlin,34 Dempsey,18 Glendon,11 Grant,3 Bell(Maguire 68mins),22 Hunter Booked (Burns 68mins),10 Ball(Brannagan 78mins)

Subs:4 Brannagan,6 Pond,9 Burns,15 Nirennold,23 Woolford,41 Urwin,43 Maguire

Player to watch: Wes Burns

The 22 year old may not be a starter but has been coming off the bench. U’s fans will remember him for his loan spell in 2014/15 where he impressed.

Match Facts & Stats

Full name
Fleetwood Town Football Club

The Trawlermen, The Fishermen

1908; 109 years ago (as Fleetwood F.C.)
1977; 40 years ago (first reformation as Fleetwood Town F.C.)
1997; 20 years ago (second reformation Fleetwood Wanderers F.C.)

Highbury Stadium

5,327 (2,672 seated)

Andy Pilley

Uwe Rösler

Match Prediction:

Oxford 3 Fleetwood 1

Scorers: Hemmings, Hall and Martinez

Next Fixtures:

League One

Walsall v Oxford United
Sat 8 Apr 15:00