Peterborough vs Oxford preview
Last Updated: 07/12/18 3:35pm
Peterborough boss Steve Evans has no fresh injury worries for the League One clash with Oxford.
Evans has spoken this week about the decision he faces in goal after fit-again Conor O'Malley impressed by keeping a clean sheet in the Checkatrade Trophy victory over Exeter in midweek.
The 24-year-old Irishman, who has had to play second fiddle to Aaron Chapman, made nine first-team starts last season. Posh go into the game sitting fourth in the table and are unbeaten in their last seven games in all competitions.
Oxford could be without top scorer James Henry, who missed training on Friday due to illness. But Ricky Holmes is back available again after sitting out the last four games due to a back problem.
Cameron Brannagan picked up his 10th yellow card of the season during last week's FA Cup victory over Plymouth but, because it was his second caution of the competition, he will serve a one-match suspension in the third round. Samir Carruthers, Shandon Baptiste, Tony McMahon and Rob Hall all remain sidelined.
Peterborough United have lost each of their last five league meetings with Oxford United since a goalless draw in League Two in January 2006.
Should Oxford win, Peterborough will be just the second side they have won six straight meetings against in the Football League after AFC Wimbledon in February 2014, and Oxford would be only the second side Peterborough have lost six consecutive such matches against after Doncaster Rovers in October 2011.
Peterborough have lost just one of their last six league games (W3 D2), a 0-1 defeat against Wycombe at the start of November.
Oxford have won just one of their last 18 away games in League One (D7 L10), and are winless on the road in the competition since a 1-0 victory against Doncaster in April of last season (P11 W0 D6 L5 since).
Peterborough boss Steve Evans has won all four of his home league games against Oxford United as a manager, with the Posh the fourth side he has taken charge of at home against the U's after Boston United, Crawley Town and Rotherham United.