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Aldershot V Oxford Utd at The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground : Match Preview

31 Mar 2013 16:31:25

Aldershot V Oxford Utd at The EBB Stadium at the Recreation Ground : Match Preview

Aldershot V Oxford Utd - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game live.


Shots without Hylton

Aldershot are expected to again be without striker Danny Hylton as they host Oxford.

The 12-goal forward has not featured since the beginning of March due to a knee injury and, while close to a return, is unlikely to be available as the Shots look to end their six game winless run.

Friday's 1-1 draw with Rochdale left Andy Scott's side four points adrift of safety with six games left to play.

Winger Adam Mekki came off the bench to score the equaliser and is now looking to be handed his first start in over a month.

Goalkeeper Ross Worner has been recalled from his loan spell at Farnborough and will compete with Jamie Young for a place in the starting XI.

Defender Troy Brown is in contention after returning to training following an ankle problem.

Oxford will be without five players once more.

Striker Deane Smalley missed the 1-1 draw with Morecambe with a hamstring injury which the club confirmed will keep him out for the next two weeks and he joins four other first-teamers on the sidelines.

Lewis Montrose's hamstring strain has ended his campaign while Peter Leven, Justin Richards and Tony Capaldi look set to miss the final five matches of the npower League Two season.

One positive on the injury front was Jon-Paul Pittman's return to the matchday squad for the first time in four months on Friday.

Teenager Callum O'Dowda joined the striker on the bench, his first appearance in the 18 since the FA Cup clash with Sheffield United in January.

United's failure to win their last three games has dented their hopes of a late push for the play-offs.


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