Last Updated: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:42
Oxford are expected to name influential striker Alfie Potter in their line-up to face Accrington in the FA Cup second-round replay at the Kassam.
The forward, 23, was substituted by manager Chris Wilder in the 61st minute against Aldershot after he picked up a slight knock. Wilder withdrew him as a precautionary measure and is confident he will be fine to face Stanley.
But Wilder will be without Simon Heslop as he serves the first of a three-game ban for his red card against the Shots. Oxford's appeal against the decision was rejected on Tuesday meaning the midfielder will miss out.
Jon-Paul Pittman (shoulder) and Andy Whing (knee and ankle) will not feature with injuries they picked up during the dramatic 3-3 draw with Stanley which forced the replay, but they received some positive news from the scans and trips to the specialists.
There were fears their campaigns could be over but both are expected to return within four to six weeks.
Striker Tom Craddock came on shortly after half time in Saturday's 1-1 draw having barely trained since his return from a broken rib and he is expected to be involved again.
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