Wimbledon v Oxford Utd preview

Date published: Friday 10th April 2015 4:24

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AFC Wimbledon have been handed a double fitness boost for the visit of Oxford.

Goalkeeper James Shea and full-back Jack Smith have both returned to training and are in contention for places in the squad.

Shea has been out for six weeks after suffering a broken ankle and Smith has missed the last two games with a groin problem.

But the match will come too soon for fellow defender Callum Kennedy, who attempted a return to training this week only to feel his thigh problem again.

Will Hoskins is Michael Appleton’s only absentee as Oxford make the trip.

The striker picked up an ankle injury when making his return from a hip problem and the U’s head coach is unsure whether the former Brighton man will appear in League Two action between now and then end of the season.

Fellow forward James Roberts came through 90 minutes for their development side this week and will hope to force his way back into the squad having been left out for the 0-0 draw with York on Monday.

Callum O’Dowda, Chey Dunkley, Sam Long and Josh Ashby also featured in that match and will hope to have caught the eye.

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