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Crown Ground (ATT 1,476) 19th October 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: Carl Boyeson

Accrington Accrington Stanley vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

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Last Updated: 19/10/13 2:06pm

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Rob Atkinson: Ruled with a hamstring injury

Rob Atkinson: Ruled with a hamstring injury

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Accrington Stanley and Oxford United at Crown Ground.

Winless Stanley are likely to be forced into making changes at both centre-back and centre forward when the League Two basement dwellers face the Us.

Stanley were unsuccessful in their midweek appeal to get on-loan striker Kayode Odejayi's red card against AFC Wimbledon overturned so he will begin a three-match suspension. In the middle of defence, Rob Atkinson came off early on against the Dons due to a hamstring injury which is likely to keep him sidelined for a few weeks.

Northern Irish duo James Gray and Shay McCartan returned from international duty unscathed so will be vying to take Odejayi's spot while Dean Winnard should slot in for Atkinson at the back.

Veteran striker Danny Webber (groin) remains sidelined and while Laurence Wilson (groin) and Michael Liddle (ankle) are back in training, the clash with the U's is likely to come too soon.

Oxford will be without influential attacker Alfie Potter when they travel to Accrington.

The 24-year-old has not fully recovered from a minor hamstring injury picked up during their 2-1 defeat to Portsmouth and he will not make the trip.

And while Jon Meades is still sidelined captain Jake Wright will start once more after making his comeback against Northampton following three weeks on the sidelines with an abscess.

The U's go into this weekend's match two points off the top of the Sky Bet League Two table and they head to the Crown Ground having not lost a league match on their travels this season.

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Table

Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 21 42
2 Shrewsbury Town 21 40
3 Luton Town 21 40
4 Burton Albion 22 40
5 Plymouth Argyle 21 37
6 Southend United 21 35
7 Newport County AFC 21 34
8 Exeter City 22 34
9 Bury 21 31
10 Morecambe 21 30
11 Accrington Stanley 21 30
12 Cambridge United 21 29
13 Stevenage 21 28
14 Portsmouth 21 27
15 AFC Wimbledon 21 27
16 Mansfield Town 21 26
17 Oxford United 21 25
18 Cheltenham Town 21 25
19 Northampton Town 21 24
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 21 21
21 Carlisle United 21 21
22 York City 21 20
23 Tranmere Rovers 21 19
24 Hartlepool United 21 13