Allsopp Doubt For Big Match

Last updated : 17 January 2004 By Andy Beill
He returned from a groin injury at Darlington, coming off the bench a minute into the second half. However, his fitness level isn't as high as was hoped, and so he looks unlikely to start the Oxford game.

Peter Taylor does have Jamie Forrester and Ben Burgess available, but the City boss has hinted at bringing in another forward.

Meanwhile, defender Alton Thelwell could also miss Saturday's game. He tore a groin muscle in his first start for over two months, and there's a chance it won't have cleared up in time. His omission would allow for Stuart Green to come back into the side, with Richard Hinds switching to right-back.