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The Factfile: Oxford United

7 March 2014

All the info on Saturday's opponents

LAST RESULT: Rochdale 3-0 Oxford United, Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 1st March

FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won: 4, Drawn: 4, Lost: 2

Undeterred by the departure of Chris Wilder to Northampton Town in January, Oxford United continue to be involved in the mix for promotion. With only two defeats in their last ten games, United look set to make at least the play-offs at the end of the season.

Their run has taken a knock recently, without a win in their last three games and compounded by a 3-0 battering away at Rochdale last Saturday, The U's will be looking to get back on track on Saturday

THE GAFFER - MICKEY LEWIS

An Oxford United stalwart of over 300 appearances, Mickey Lewis is currently Oxford caretaker manager following the departure of Chris Wilder, to whom he served as assistant manager.

Either a defender or midfielder in his playing days, Lewis began his career at West Brom in 1981, making 24 appearances before moving on to Derby County in 1984. Lewis spent four years at the Baseball Ground and joined Oxford United in 1988, where he played over 300 times, scoring seven goals.

Although Lewis is without any permanent managerial experience, he will be hoping to maintain Oxford's charge towards League One.

HEAD TO HEAD:
Oxford United wins: 6
Draws: 5
Burton Albion wins: 3

LAST TIME WE MET:
Saturday 7th September 2013, Sky Bet League 2, Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion 0-2 Oxford United

It wasn't a good day for Burton Albion, as they faced a first league defeat of the season at home to Oxford United.

Second half goals from Alfie Potter and Daniel Rose ensured United would go home with the points in the bag, but the Brewers' task was made difficult when defender Ian Sharps was sent off just after the half-hour mark.

ONE TO WATCH - JAMES CONSTABLE
Known as League Two's most consistently prolific strikers, James Constable has eleven goals to his name this season, nine of which coming in league matches.

The 29 year-old started out in non-league with Chippenham Town in 2003, for whom he scored 29 tims in 66 games. A brief spell at Walsall followed but he moved back into non-league with Kidderminster Harriers in 2007. In his permanent spell at Aggborough he played 44 times and scored 18 goals.

Constable had another shot at League football with Shrewsbury Town in 2008, but could only play 14 times.

A loan spell to Oxford United followed in 2009, and after notching 24 times in 45 appearances for the then-Conference side, he signed permanently and from 217 appearances in all competitions, Constable has scored 79 goals, leading to multiple Player of the Year awards.

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