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Johnny Mullins: Back at Rotherham

Johnny Mullins: Back at Rotherham

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

Oxford boss Chris Wilder has a number of options to fill the void left by Johnny Mullins.

The 27-year-old's loan stay with the club was cut short after Rotherham suffered an injury crisis, robbing the U's of one of their most consistent performers in recent weeks.

Michael Raynes and Harry Worley are in contention to replace Mullins while Andy Whing could be moved across from right-back.

Meanwhile three Oxford defenders are edging closer to a return to the first-team squad and Wilder will be able to call on Michael Duberry, Liam Davis and Damian Batt in the near future.

Top scorer Tom Craddock (cracked rib) and Deane Smalley (groin) remain on the sidelines.

Oxford drew 2-2 at Barnet on Tuesday night to leave them five points clear of the relegation zone and nine points off the play-off places.

Northampton have brought in cover for the suspended Joe Widdowson.

Widdowson will serve a one-match ban after receiving his fifth yellow card of the season during the 3-0 home win over Morecambe on Tuesday night.

With Widdowson out and fellow defenders David Artell and John Johnson long-term injury absentees, Town boss Aidy Boothroyd has signed Chris Smith on loan from Swindon until January 1, 2013 and he will go straight into the squad to face the U's.

Boothroyd has plenty of options should he wish to make changes to his starting XI, with defenders Anthony Charles and Danny East, midfielder Emyr Huws and forwards Clive Platt, Henoc Mukendi and Louis Moult all available.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 27 52
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