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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 Shrewsbury Town 34 64
2 Burton Albion 34 64
3 Wycombe Wanderers 34 63
4 Luton Town 34 58
5 Bury 34 58
6 Southend United 34 58
7 Newport County AFC 34 53
8 Plymouth Argyle 34 52
9 Stevenage 34 52
10 Northampton Town 34 50
11 AFC Wimbledon 34 46
12 Morecambe 34 45
13 Portsmouth 34 44
14 Exeter City 34 44
15 Accrington Stanley 34 43
16 Cambridge United 34 41
17 Mansfield Town 34 41
18 Dagenham & Redbridge 34 40
19 Oxford United 34 39
20 York City 34 36
21 Carlisle United 34 36
22 Tranmere Rovers 34 34
23 Cheltenham Town 34 34
24 Hartlepool United 34 27