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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 6,032) 22nd September 2012 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Andy Davies

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Chapman: Ruled out for U's

Chapman: Ruled out for U's

Team news ahead of Saturday's League Two clash between Oxford United and Bradford City at the Kassam Stadium.

Oxford could be without striker Jon-Paul Pittman and midfielder Adam Chapman.

Pittman was taken off 13 minutes into United's defeat to Cheltenham with a hamstring injury, while Chapman took a knock to his foot in the same game.

The two players may join the club's long-term absentees while midfielder Jake Forster-Caskey is a doubt through illness.

Luke O'Brien, 24, is vying for a place in the starting XI as Oxford boss Chris Wilder looks to shore up a defence that has leaked 13 goals in four matches.

Defenders Lee Cox and Peter Leven returned to action on Tuesday after a spell on the sidelines and are both available for selection once again.

Bradford goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin is doubtful due to a hip injury.

McLaughlin was forced out of the action in the closing stages of Bradford's midweek home win over Morecambe and replaced by Matt Duke, who could return to the starting line-up.

Striker Nahki Wells, plus midfielders Garry Thompson and Ricky Ravenhill are all pushing for recalls.

Wells, struggling with a hip problem in recent weeks, was impressive as a second-half substitute on Tuesday night, while Thompson missed out against his former club and has started only one league game since arriving from Scunthorpe in the summer.

Ravenhill has yet to appear this season due to a knee injury.

Midfielder Ritchie Jones is several weeks away from a return following knee damage, but manager Phil Parkinson has no other new injury or suspension worries as City chase a third straight league win.

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2 Shrewsbury Town 27 51
3 Burton Albion 27 51
4 Luton Town 26 47
5 Southend United 27 47
6 Newport County AFC 27 46
7 Bury 27 44
8 Stevenage 27 41
9 Exeter City 28 41
10 Plymouth Argyle 27 40
11 Morecambe 27 37
12 Cambridge United 26 36
13 AFC Wimbledon 26 36
14 Northampton Town 27 34
15 Accrington Stanley 26 33
16 Oxford United 27 30
17 Cheltenham Town 27 30
18 Portsmouth 26 29
19 York City 27 28
20 Mansfield Town 26 28
21 Tranmere Rovers 26 27
22 Dagenham & Redbridge 27 27
23 Carlisle United 27 27
24 Hartlepool United 27 18