Oxford Utd V Southend at The Kassam Stadium : Match Preview

04 October 2013 02:01
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Kitson back for U's

Oxford will have Dave Kitson available when they welcome Southend to the Kassam after the striker served his one-match ban for five yellow cards.

Manager Chris Wilder also has fellow forward James Constable back in contention after a good week of training. The former Kidderminster striker made an appearance from the bench at Hartlepool last weekend, just three weeks after chipping a bone in his foot.

Also available again is Max Crocombe. The goalkeeper had been sidelined with a shoulder injury but looks set to sit on the bench after on-loan shotstopper Shwan Jalal returned to parent club Bournemouth.

Captain Jake Wright and Jon Meades are still sidelined while Andy Whing serves the second match of his three-game suspension.

Southend manager Phil Brown can call on the services of Ben Coker.

The versatile Coker is available again after completing a one-match suspension for the red card he received in the 1-1 draw against Bury.

Striker Barry Corr and on-loan Fulham forward Cauley Woodrow both enhanced their claims for a promotion to Brown's starting XI after scoring for the reserves in midweek.

Midfielder Marc Laird (hamstring) is still two weeks away from a return to training.

Source: PA