Striker Constable struggling with injury ahead of Robins clash
OXFORD United striker James Constable is a major doubt for tomorrow's visit to Cheltenham Town with a foot injury.
His place is likely to be taken by Deane Smalley, who will partner Dave Kitson up front for the U's.
Smalley has three goals to his name this term, while Constable has two, but Kitson is yet to open his account.
Chris Wilder's second-placed side will be chasing their fourth successive away League victory in a row at the Abbey Business Stadium.
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They have already won at Portsmouth, Torquay United and Burton Albion.
Goals from Alfie Potter and Danny Rose secured maximum points at the Pirelli Stadium last Saturday.
Goalkeeper Ryan Clarke is likely to be protected by a back four of David Hunt, Johnny Mullins, Jake Wright and Tom Newey.
Potter, Rose Andy Whing and Asa Hall are favourites to make up the midfield four.
Wilder warned against complacency against a Cheltenham side who are yet to win at home in League Two.
"Cheltenham have done extremely well over the last two or three seasons and have just not got off to the start that they wanted," Wilder said.
"With the players and manager that they've got they will be working hard and thinking their first win is just around the corner.
"They are really dangerous opponents, there will be nothing in this game and I expect this to be our toughest test.
"From their point of view there won't be any motivation needed because they will know we will travel in healthy numbers.
"They will know we have some dangerous players but from my point of view this is a dangerous game and we will have to be at the top of our game to get something out of it."
Oxford have finished ninth for the past two seasons and they look fully capable of improving on that this time around.
Wilder, who is the second longest-serving boss in League Two behind Exeter City's Paul Tisdale, rates tomorrow's touchline opponent and the man third on that list, Mark Yates, as one of the leading managers in the basement division.
"They have always been really tight games against Cheltenham, especially over there," he said.
"They have been exceptional, but have just not got the start they wanted.
"They have been consistent and I think Mark is one of the top managers in our league."