Lewis has options up front

The Oxford Times: Mickey Lewis Mickey Lewis

Mickey Lewis is thrilled to finally have some attacking options up front as Oxford United visit Bury in Sky Bet League Two tonight.

James Constable and Deane Smalley have had little back-up over the last month, but the U’s suddenly have four experienced strikers available.

David Connolly scored on his debut last weekend and Dave Kitson also came on after recovering from an ankle injury.

Lewis said: “It’s brilliant, we have a lot of games coming up and we’re going to need them all.”

The caretaker boss is limited for choice elsewhere, though, with seven first-team players out.

Sean Rigg (calf) is the latest to suffer a problem, although he, Ryan Williams (knee) and Michael Raynes (hip) could be back by Saturday.

Bury: from Jensen, McNulty, Veseli, Mills, Jones, Miller, Grimes, Sedgwick, Tutte, Forrester, Akpa Akpro, Charles-Cook, Hinds, Burke, Procter, Soares, Platt, Obadeyi.

Oxford Utd: from Clarke, Bevans, Hunt, Mullins, Newey, Davies, Wroe, Rose, Ruffels, Smalley, Constable, Kitson, Connolly, Marsh, O’Dowda, Long, Lynn, Henly.

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1:24pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Doctor69 says...

I would start with the same forward line that started the 2nd half against Wimbledon keep Kitson on the bench ready to come on for the last 30mins or so.
I would start with the same forward line that started the 2nd half against Wimbledon keep Kitson on the bench ready to come on for the last 30mins or so. Doctor69

2:48pm Tue 4 Feb 14

wayoutwest says...

With the personnel (or lack of) available I'm thinking he'll probably have to go 4-3-3 with a midfield three Wroe-Rose-Ruffels. Connolly and Smalley either side of Kitson would be flexible enough to revert to a 4-5-1 or even a 4-3-1-2 if Kitson dropped a little deeper perhaps?
With the personnel (or lack of) available I'm thinking he'll probably have to go 4-3-3 with a midfield three Wroe-Rose-Ruffels. Connolly and Smalley either side of Kitson would be flexible enough to revert to a 4-5-1 or even a 4-3-1-2 if Kitson dropped a little deeper perhaps? wayoutwest

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