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City prepare for Oxford test

Worcester Editorial 27th Jan, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

WORCESTER City will be looking to secure their first win in seven outings when they host Oxford City at Aggborough tonight (Tuesday).

The Blue and Whites were on the fringes of the play-offs a month ago but no victory in their last five league games has seen Carl Heeley’s men drop down to 12th, six points adrift of fifth place.

There were signs of improvement at the weekend when Sean Geddes and former Oxford striker Mike Symons both scored to see City twice come from behind against promotion hopefuls Hednesford Town in a 2-2 draw.

Those goals also put an end to Worcester’s goal drought which had lasted almost 500 minutes.

Connor Gater, who picked up a slight knock in the game against The Pitmen, is the only injury concern as Heeley looks to rekindle his team’s play-off charge.

Oxford find themselves in 11th, a place and two points ahead of their hosts, before tonight’s meeting but have lost their last three games, including back-to-back league ties for the first time since November 1.

Justin Merritt’s men have conceded the joint third highest amount of goals in the Skrill North, but will have goalkeeper Salva de la Cruz available despite his dismissal in the 3-0 reverse against Barrow.

The pair met back in August as Worcester’s first away game of the season ended in a goalless draw.

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