AFC Wimbledon v Oxford preview

Date published: Friday 25th October 2013 2:46

The Dons will check on Andy Frampton ahead of the visit of the U’s.

Defender Frampton has missed the last three matches with a back injury but is close to returning.

If Frampton does not make it boss Neal Ardley could turn to fellow centre-half Will Antwi, who has yet to make an appearance this season following hernia surgery but was named on the bench for Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at Hartlepool.

Striker Charlie Sheringham and winger Chris Arthur remain on the sidelines with ankle injuries.

Oxford will be without Dave Kitson when they make the trip to AFC Wimbledon as the former Reading striker serves his second suspension of the season.

The 33-year-old saw red in the dying minutes of their 0-0 draw with Exeter on Tuesday night for his second yellow card of the evening (his seventh of the campaign) which means he will be unavailable to face the Dons.

The U’s were without Johnny Mullins (ankle) and Alfie Potter (hamstring) against the Grecians and the pair will be missing once more.

Deane Smalley was also unavailable in midweek due to a knee injury he picked up in the warm up before the 0-0 draw with Accrington and he is touch and go to make it.

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AFC Wimbledon v Oxford preview

Date published: Friday 28th December 2012 9:39

Jim Fenlon is suspended as AFC Wimbledon return to action following two postponements.

The defender was booked in the 1-0 defeat to Rotherham on December 15, taking his tally of cautions for the season to five, and he will serve a one-match ban.

Warren Cummings is the most likely candidate to deputise in Fenlon’s absence.

Striker Byron Harrison, who has scored eight goals this term, is still struggling with the back injury which has kept him sidelined since December 8.

Charlton centre-back Yado Mambo will play the final match of his loan spell with the Dons. Assistant manager Neil Cox revealed the club would like to bring the 21-year-old back in January.

“He is going to go back to Charlton and we will have to find out the situation with him,” Cox told Dons Player.

“We do not really know yet what they want to do with him, but we will just have to play it by ear.”

Oxford will hand fitness tests to Liam Davis and Peter Leven.

The duo were both forced off with injuries during the 3-1 win away at Exeter on Boxing Day.

Davis came off just after the half-hour mark after suffering a hamstring injury while fellow midfielder Leven was forced off late on with a thigh problem.

Midfielder Simon Heslop is available again after completing his three-match suspension for a red card in the draw with Aldershot but Tony Capaldi serves a one-game ban after picking up a fifth booking of the season at Exeter.

Striker Josh Parker made his debut from the bench during the game and will be looking for another opportunity to impress.

The U’s remain without striker Jon-Paul Pittman who is out for 11 weeks after undergoing surgery on a shoulder injury.

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AFC Wimbledon v Oxford preview

Date published: Friday 23rd December 2011 5:12

AFC Wimbledon striker Christian Jolley is poised to return to the squad.

Jolley has played just once in the last month due to a hamstring injury but returned to training this week and is pushing to be involved at Kinsgmeadow.

Midfielder Sammy Moore is also set for a return to the side after missing the 1-0 defeat at Rotherham last weekend due to a one-match suspension for collecting five bookings.

Former Crystal Palace winger Kieran Djalili continues to be sidelined after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury.

On-loan West Ham defender Callum McNaughton missed out against Rotherham after picking up a knee injury in training and is a doubt once again.

Oxford will not be able to call on striker Rob Hall.

The on-loan West Ham forward extended his temporary stay at the Kassam Stadium by a further month on Tuesday but was recalled by the Hammers 24 hours later and will not be available for manager Chris Wilder.

Meanwhile, doubts remain over the fitness of veteran defender Michael Duberry, whose groin problem has kept him out of Oxford’s last seven matches and he is unlikely to feature against the Dons.

The Us will also be without midfielder Paul McLaren through injury as they look to build on their 2-0 victory over Northampton last weekend – their first win since October.

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