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Sixfields Stadium (ATT 7,529) 3rd May 2014 - Kick off 15:00

Northamptn Northampton Town vs Oxford United Oxford Utd

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Last Updated: 02/05/14 4:04pm

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Joe Widdowson: Still stricken

Joe Widdowson: Still stricken

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Northampton Town and Oxford United at Sixfields Stadium.

Northampton boss Chris Wilder has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the home clash with former club Oxford as his current side aim to secure Sky Bet League Two survival.

The Cobblers go into the final weekend of the season three points clear of 23rd-placed Wycombe, who travel to already-relegated Torquay, but do so with an inferior goal difference.

Wilder will be tempted to stick with the team that lifted Northampton out of the relegation zone for the first time since September with a 3-0 victory at Dagenham last time out.

Joe Widdowson (ankle), Alex Nicholls (broken leg) and Lee Collins (toe) are all long-term absentees.

Oxford have no fresh injury worries as they look to relegate former manager Chris Wilder and his Northampton side.

The U's, who saw Wilder depart in January to Sixfields, have lost their last three games to ruin any chance of a late League Two play-off push, and changes could be afoot following their disappointing home defeat to Accrington last time out.

Boss Gary Waddock admits he is tempted to throw some of his young players into action against the Cobblers but admits he is focused on getting a result to end their season on a high.

Scott Davies, Danny Rose and Sean Rigg are all pushing for starts.

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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