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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 Burton Albion 44 88
2 Shrewsbury Town 44 86
3 Wycombe Wanderers 44 81
4 Bury 43 79
5 Southend United 43 78
6 Stevenage 44 69
7 Plymouth Argyle 44 65
8 Luton Town 44 65
9 Newport County AFC 44 62
10 Northampton Town 44 61
11 Exeter City 44 61
12 Morecambe 44 57
13 AFC Wimbledon 44 57
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 44 56
15 Oxford United 44 55
16 Portsmouth 44 53
17 Accrington Stanley 44 53
18 Cambridge United 44 51
19 York City 44 51
20 Carlisle United 44 49
21 Mansfield Town 44 48
22 Hartlepool United 44 41
23 Cheltenham Town 44 40
24 Tranmere Rovers 44 39