Luton vs Oxford preview
Last Updated: 03/05/19 2:15pm
Mick Harford could have Alan McCormack back for his final game in charge of Luton as they take on Oxford on Saturday, hoping to secure the Sky Bet League One title.
Midfielder McCormack was an unused substitute in his side's 2-1 defeat at Burton last weekend following his recovery from a back injury. Dan Potts has returned to training following a knee problem but it remains to be seen whether the full-back will be included in the squad.
Club captain Alan Sheehan (Achilles) remains unavailable, while Danny Hylton and Glen Rea are both unlikely to feature with knee injuries.
Oxford continue to be without suspended Ahmed Kashi, who may have played his last game for the club. Kashi, on loan from Troyes, was sent off in the 36th minute against Shrewsbury and was handed a three-match ban, ruling the midfielder out for the rest of the season.
Nico Jones made his full debut during his side's 2-2 draw against Doncaster and could continue in the United defence, despite scoring an own goal in that match. Oxford are on a nine-match unbeaten run and will be looking to make it 10 on Saturday.
Luton are unbeaten in their last 14 Football League clashes with Oxford (W9 D5), winning each of the last two.
Oxford are winless in their last eight Football League visits to Kenilworth Road (D3 L5), last winning in May 1987.
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Luton had conceded just eight goals in their first 15 games of 2019, however they've conceded nine in the last five, including 2+ goals on four occasions.
Since losing 1-0 to Gillingham in March, Oxford are unbeaten in their last nine (W6 D3), winning each of their last three on the road.
Luton have scored 20 goals in the final 15 minutes of games in League One this season; more than any other side in the division.
Luton and Barnsley won't believe their luck! Both would undoubtedly have started the week prepping for a huge final day, but Portsmouth and Sunderland slipping up in midweek handed them promotion and a far more relaxing Saturday.
Just like in the Championship, though, both sides will be keen to finish with the title, and only goal difference separates them right now.
Luton host Oxford, who are in great form, but Kenilworth Road will be absolutely bouncing and Mick Harford will want to end his caretaker tenure on a high with victory. Barnsley should have enough to see off Bristol Rovers, but I'll back the Hatters to lift the trophy.
David Prutton predicts: Luton to win League One (2/9 with Sky Bet)