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The Kassam Stadium (ATT 5,370) 9th August 2014 - Kick off 15:00

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Jake Wright: Facing a late test

Jake Wright: Facing a late test

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Oxford United and Burton Albion at the Kassam Stadium.

Michael Appleton is sweating on the fitness of two players ahead of his first match as Oxford boss against Burton.

Captain Jake Wright missed their friendly defeat to Bournemouth on Saturday with an ankle injury while Johnny Mullins' dead leg saw him also sidelined and the pair are rated as 50/50 to tackle the Brewers.

With goalkeeper Ryan Clarke set to miss the opening weeks having undergone a foot operation Sheffield United loanee George Long will make his U's bow.

There could also be debuts for the likes of Junior Brown and Norwich loanee Carlton Morris as Appleton looks for the perfect start to life in the Kassam hotseat.

Burton look to have a clean bill of health.

Last season's League Two play-off finalists have strengthened with the addition of several players over the summer and Albion boss Gary Rowett could hand debuts to most of the new arrivals.

Shane Cansdell-Sherriff, signed on a permanent deal during the close season after his successful loan spell at the Pirelli Stadium, is likely to be partnered in central defence by former Leicester youngster George Taft.

Lucas Akins will probably start while John Mousinho, Stuart Beavon and Callum McFadzean, back at Burton for a second loan spell, will also hope to force their way into Rowett's plans.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wycombe Wanderers 14 28
2 Burton Albion 14 28
3 Luton Town 14 27
4 Bury 14 26
5 Shrewsbury Town 14 24
6 Plymouth Argyle 14 23
7 Morecambe 14 23
8 Newport County AFC 14 22
9 Cheltenham Town 14 22
10 Southend United 14 21
11 Portsmouth 14 20
12 AFC Wimbledon 14 19
13 Exeter City 14 19
14 Accrington Stanley 14 19
15 Cambridge United 14 18
16 Northampton Town 14 18
17 Mansfield Town 14 18
18 Stevenage 14 17
19 Oxford United 14 16
20 Dagenham & Redbridge 14 14
21 Carlisle United 14 12
22 York City 14 11
23 Hartlepool United 14 11
24 Tranmere Rovers 14 10