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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 38 76
2 Shrewsbury Town 38 71
3 Wycombe Wanderers 38 71
4 Bury 38 67
5 Southend United 38 63
6 Luton Town 38 58
7 Newport County AFC 38 58
8 Plymouth Argyle 38 57
9 Stevenage 38 57
10 Exeter City 38 54
11 Northampton Town 38 53
12 AFC Wimbledon 38 52
13 Portsmouth 38 49
14 Morecambe 38 49
15 Dagenham & Redbridge 38 49
16 Accrington Stanley 38 46
17 Mansfield Town 38 45
18 Cambridge United 38 44
19 Oxford United 38 43
20 Carlisle United 38 41
21 York City 38 38
22 Tranmere Rovers 38 37
23 Cheltenham Town 38 37
24 Hartlepool United 38 36