Oxford v Bristol Rovers preview
Last Updated: 01/11/13 12:55pm
James Constable: Expected to start
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Oxford United and Bristol Rovers at the Kassam Stadium.
Leaders Oxford look set to hand James Constable a start as the striker searches for a historic milestone against the Pirates.
The former Chippenham forward knows a goal in front of a bumper crowd at the Kassam would be his 100th for the club and move him level with Tony Jones, who is currently second in the club's all-time goalscoring list.
The U's will also be boosted by the return of two key players against the Pirates.
Dave Kitson is available again after serving a one-match ban for his red card against Exeter while Alfie Potter has returned to full training having missed the last four games with a hamstring injury.
Bristol Rovers' new signing Chris Beardsley will be involved when they make the short trip to high-flying Oxford.
The Preston striker joined the Pirates on Thursday on a one-month loan deal and could come straight into the starting line-up.
And manager John Ward will check on the fitness of two key players before making the journey. Striker Matt Harrold has been sidelined for almost a month with a groin injury while defender Lee Brown has been struggling with a hamstring problem in recent weeks.
The pair will be assessed ahead of kick-off as Ward's men look to build on their point last week against Chesterfield.
Sky Bet League 2
Sat 2nd Nov
Accrington1 - 1Wycombe
Burton Alb0 - 1Morecambe
Bury1 - 3Torquay
Cheltenhm2 - 2York City
Chesterfld1 - 1Scunthorpe
Fleetwood4 - 1Newport
Hartlepool2 - 1Dag + Red
Oxford Utd0 - 1Bristol R
Plymouth1 - 0Northamptn
Portsmth3 - 2Exeter
Rochdale1 - 2AFC W'don
Sky Bet League 2
|9||Newport County AFC||46||65|
|14||Dagenham & Redbridge||46||59|