The former U’s Chairman Kelvin Thomas is hoping to thwart the Christmas party in Oxford.
Michael Appleton is hoping the U’s form will hold over the festive period with 3 pts against the Cobblers. In February 9,559 fans watch the match in Oxford where the U’s lost 1-0.
The top two teams in League 2 last season face each other in League 1 with the U’s in 11th and the Cobblers in 15th.
Oxford United Team News:
Oxford Utd team last match:1 Eastwood,16 Edwards,5 Nelson,33 Dunkley,28 Johnson Booked,19 Hall Booked (Roberts 80mins),4 Lundstram,23 Ledson,11 MacDonald Booked,10 Maguire Booked,15 Hemmings(Taylor 90+2mins
Subs:13 Buchel,14 Ruffels,17 Giles,18 Rothwell,20 Taylor,21 Roberts,25 Raglan
Player to watch: Chris Maguire
The man of the moment with his goals this season.
Northampton Town Team News:
Northampton team last match: David Cornell, Aaron Phillips, David Buchanan, Gabriel Zakuani, Lewin Nyatanga, Jak McCourt (sub Marc Richards 49), Matt Taylor, Paul Anderson (sub Alfie Potter 74), Sam Hoskins, John-Joe O`Toole, Alex Revell
Subs not used: Adam Smith, Harry Beautyman, Rod McDonald, Kenji Gorre, Joe Iaciofano
Player to watch: Matt Taylor
The Oxford born 35 year old has played at the top level and his left foot has earned him England caps.
Match Facts & Stats
Northampton Town Football Club
1897; 119 years ago
Oxford 2 Northampton 0
Scorers: Maguire and Hemmings
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