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Dave Kitson: Out with a hamstring injury

Dave Kitson: Out with a hamstring injury

Team news for Tuesday's League Two clash between Oxford United and Cheltenham at Kassam Stadium.

Oxford will be without experienced striker Dave Kitson when they face Cheltenham.

The former Reading forward limped off 30 minutes in to Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to Burton with a hamstring injury and caretaker boss Mickey Lewis revealed that the 34-year-old is likely to be sidelined for a few weeks.

His absence means Portsmouth loanee David Connolly is likely to return to the starting line-up against the Robins alongside Deane Smalley and James Constable while the likes of Alfie Potter will hope to start.

The U's currently sit in the play-off spots and are just six points behind third-placed Rochdale in League Two.

Cheltenham expect Sam Deering to be available to make the trip to Oxford.

The midfielder, a former U's player, was forced off in the second half of Saturday's forgettable 0-0 draw at Fratton Park after sustaining a knock but looks set to be passed fit to keep his place at the Kassam.

Winger Zack Kotwica looked lively following his introduction against Pompey and will hope to have done enough to feature against Oxford while striker Jamie Cureton could earn a recall to the side.

The Robins have moved nine points clear of the relegation zone having lost just two of their last eight matches.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39