A DEPLETED Oxford United were denied a vital win in their promotion battle as Morecambe claimed a stoppage-time equaliser on Saturday.

The 1-1 draw saw the U's slip out of the top three, where they were replaced by Rochdale, their opponents this weekend.

Here caretaker manager Mickey Lewis, goalkeeper Ryan Clarke and centre back Sam Long, who made his full debut in the game, give their reaction.

And here are the match highlights: