Chris Wilder takes his team to 2nd placed Port Vale with the U’s sitting in 19th place. A win for the yellows would see them jump to 13th in the table.While any other result would not see either team change position in the table.
Luck appears to be getting slightly better for Chris Wilder as he has had between 9 to 10 first team players out through injury.
Harry Worley,Peter Leven & Andy Whing have all made returns to the squad. Also this week has seen Laim Davis, Jon-Paul Pittman, Michael Duberry,Lee Cox, Dean Smalley,Damian Batt, Jake Wright and Alfie Potter return to training.
Still carrying injuries though are Wayne Brown and Michael Raynes. I think most fans know we are sitting in a false league position with players returning and getting match sharp the U’s will rise up the table.
Port Vale Team News:
PORT VALE team last match:12 Johnson,02 Yates,03 Taylor,05 McCombe,09 Myrie-Williams,10 Vincent,11 Pope,15 Shuker,19 Williamson,23 Burge,24 Duffy.
SUBS:06 Owen,08 Dodds,17 Davis,21 James,22 Lloyd.
Player to watch: Tom Pope
The big 6ft 3 striker is the top scorer in npower league 2 and is also a Vale fan.
Oxford United Team News:
OUFC team last match:01 Clarke,24 Boateng (16 Whing -61),22 Worley,17 Capaldi,23 O’Brien,08 Heslop,07 Chapman,20 Leven,18 Forster-Caskey (14 Rigg -81),09 Constable,29 Craddock (28 Marsh -90)
Unused Subs:15 Potter,31 Crocombe
Player to watch: James Constable
Oxford’s leading scorer over the last 3 seasons, got off the mark during the week.
Match Facts & Stats
The Valiants were founded in 1876
Oxford have won 11 drawn 10 lost 9 against Vale.
Port Vale 2 Oxford Utd 2
Scorers Leven & Potter
Saturday 20th October home to Accrington Stanley in the npower league 2 ko:1500hrs