AFC Wimbledon v Oxford preview
Last Updated: 27/09/18 6:48pm
AFC Wimbledon striker Kwesi Appiah faces a late fitness test ahead of the Sky Bet League One clash with Oxford.
Appiah missed last weekend's loss at Accrington because of a groin strain but has since returned to training.
Anthony Wordsworth, who was also absent against Stanley, has made good progress following a bout of tonsillitis and could return to Neal Ardley's squad. Centre-back Terell Thomas remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Oxford could have Simon Eastwood, Samir Carruthers and Jamie Mackie back from injury. Goalkeeper Eastwood (broken finger), midfielder Carruthers (knee) and forward Mackie (hip) have returned to training and are being considered for selection by manager Karl Robinson.
The U's boss has no fresh selection concerns following the midweek Carabao Cup loss to Premier League champions Manchester City. Midfielder Marcus Browne and forward Rob Hall (both knee) remain sidelined.
After failing to win any of their first 10 Football League meetings with Oxford (D2 L8), AFC Wimbledon have won three of their last four (L1), including the two recent home encounters.
Oxford have scored on six of their seven Football League visits to the Cherry Red Records Stadium, only failing to score in a 0-0 draw in April 2015.
AFC Wimbledon haven't lost four home league games in a row since October 2012, with the last game in that run the first match of Neal Ardley's reign, a 2-1 defeat to Cheltenham Town.
Karl Robinson has failed to win on his two trips to AFC Wimbledon in all competitions (D1 L1), losing most recently with Charlton Athletic in December 2017.
Oxford have earned just five points in their opening nine League One games (P9 W1 D2 L6), their worst start to a Football League season since 2000-01, when they had four points after nine games and were relegated from the third tier at the end of the season.