Oldham Athletic travel to the Kassam Stadium tomorrow afternoon (3pm kick off).
Latics players will be looking to make amends for Monday night’s disappointing defeat against Lincoln City in the Emirates FA Cup.
After exiting the competition following a 3-2 defeat, the players will now be looking to respond in positive fashion against Oxford United tomorrow night.
One win could take Athletic out of the relegation zone and a win tomorrow could prove to be vital.
Oxford United have started the season relatively well after gaining promotion to Sky Bet League One last season.
After losing star man Kemar Roofe to Leeds United over the summer, the U’s have not felt the ill effects of that and currently sit 14th in the league table.
Michael Appleton’s men have picked up 26 points from the first 20 games of the season, winning seven games.
Oxford are currently five games without defeat, winning two and drawing three.
Their last defeat was last month against the league’s bottom side Shrewsbury Town.
Manager Stephen Robinson will make changes ahead of the game with Freddie Ladapo more than likely missing the game with shin splints.
Marc Klok remains out and Mckay could be in line for a recall to the starting 11 after netting on Monday night against Lincoln City.
Oxford United are without Dan Crowley who has returned to Arsenal following a loan spell, whilst Joe Skarz will miss the game with a back problem.
Speaking about the game, manager Robinson said: “They have got a lot of pace in the team. The boy Hall out wide and Marvin Johnson who we had at Motherwell is a threat as well.
"He has been playing in a deeper position at the moment and we know what he can do. He is a player they signed of a lot of money and it shows they are throwing money at it and they have a decent squad.
“Michael Appleton has done well over the last couple of seasons and they have a bit of momentum as well and it will be a tough test for our team."
April 2001 - Division Two
Oxford United 0-1 Oldham Athletic
Tuesday, December 6 - Checkatrade Trophy
Southend United 1-1 Oxford United (Maguire)
Monday, December 5 - FA Cup
Lincoln City 3-2 Oldham Athletic (Clarke, Mckay)
Chris Maguire (9) - Billy Mckay (4)
MAN TO WATCH
Kane Hemmings - The striker has netted seven times this season after signing from Dundee in the summer. Hemmings has already had a spell in England with Barnsley two seasons ago but moved north of the border. He is now back in England and looking to prove a point, and he’s started the season strongly.
Oxford United: 10/11 Draw: 5/2 Oldham Athletic: 3/1
Sky Bet have placed Oxford United as favourites for tomorrow’s game.
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