OXFORD United may leave Danny Hylton out of the starting line-up today to guard against the forward picking up a two-game suspension.

The forward has nine bookings this season, with the disciplinary deadline tomorrow, after which players going into double figures for cautions will not be punished.

Hylton has walked a tightrope for the last four games but head coach Michael Appleton admitted taking him out of the XI was a consideration.

He said: “Do we risk Danny knowing we could lose him for two games?

“He’s probably in the best form he’s had all season. That’s a call I’ll have to make”

John Lundstram and Joe Skarz are likely to return after recovering from groin and ankle problems respectively.

Right back Shaun Brisley is due to miss out for Orient with concussion.


Oxford Utd: from Slocombe, Kenny, Dunkley, Mullins, Skarz, MacDonald, Sercombe, Lundstram, Maguire, Roofe, Bowery, Hylton, Waring, O’Dowda, Ruffels, Ashby, Evans, Buchel, Stevens.

Leyton Orient: from Cisak, Clohessy, Baudry, Hunt, Binnom-Williams, Moore, Atangana, Nolan, McAnuff, Gnanduillet, Simpson, Palmer, Jahraldo-Martin, Pritchard, Turgott, Payne, Essam, Gregory.