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Seddon given green light for Oxford

Team news from the manager ahead of important away match

11 April 2019

Steve Seddon has made good progress from the ankle injury that forced him off in Wimbledon’s last game and Wally Downes expects him to be involved at Oxford on Saturday.

The left-back, who has made a big impression since joining on loan from Birmingham City in January, is ready to be pitched back into the action at the Kassam Stadium.

Our manager said: “He is fine, ‘Sedds’. It was an ankle injury that he’s had, which was more of an impact thing. Every time the ball hits it, that’s painful for him, and he got a whack on it on Saturday, but he seems to be okay. I think we are good to go, other than that. Everybody is fit and raring to go. It’s just a case of wheeling them out there.”

Several first-teamers were involved in a behind-closed-doors match in midweek against Cambridge United and Wally added that it was needed to keep up their fitness levels.

“We’ve needed to get the minutes into the players recently,” said Wally. “We had a good performance last week, but it tailed off this week. It’s never a problem with the attitude, but just sometimes getting yourself going on a consistent basis in reserve team games is difficult. At this time of year with the bobbly pitches, it’s not great, but that will probably be the end of that now, and we will monitor it more on the training ground.”

A full update from Wally, including a look ahead to taking on Oxford, is on our iFollow channel.

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