Whing back in action for Oxford United after injury

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ANDY Whing makes a welcome return as Oxford United name a strong side to face Chinnor in the Oxfordshire Senior Cup tonight (7.30).

The 28-year-old has been out for more than two months after suffering knee and ankle injuries against Accrington in the FA Cup.

He will either play in the first half or the final 30 minutes of the quarter-final tie, which is at Thame United’s ASM Stadium.

Oxford will use the opportunity to give several other first-team squad members some much-needed competitive action, with Harry Worley, Deane Smalley, Simon Heslop, Josh Parker and goalkeeper Max Crocombe all due to feature.

Chris Wilder is looking forward to seeing all six get some useful minutes, but it is Whing’s return which particularly pleases the U’s boss.

He said: “Going into the business end of the season, you want all your players back.

“But you especially want the ones who can handle the pressure situations – the really determined types.

“I think if you’re going into battle you really want Andy Whing. Everybody would say that, so for him to come back is a boost.”

Providing he comes through the test against the Hellenic League Division 1 East side, Whing will be in the frame for Saturday’s game against Bristol Rovers.

Lewis Montrose, who has been out with a hamstring injury, will not be considered tonight, but could play this weekend.

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2:11pm Wed 6 Feb 13

davecuddoufc says...

Desperate to see Whingy and Lew on Saturday
Desperate to see Whingy and Lew on Saturday davecuddoufc
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3:14pm Wed 6 Feb 13

Beanofan says...

Hopefully Montrose and Chapman will be in the middle with Riggy and Potter on the left and right wings, with Craddock and Beano up top.
Hopefully Montrose and Chapman will be in the middle with Riggy and Potter on the left and right wings, with Craddock and Beano up top. Beanofan
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11:45pm Wed 6 Feb 13

OUFC2202 says...

davecuddoufc wrote:
Desperate to see Whingy and Lew on Saturday
Just had the pleasure of watching a "strong OUFC side" take on lowly Chinnor from the Hellenic East Division and I am staggered that OUFC could not manage a comfortable victory. It's time for Wilder to move on he has clearly lost the team. Seriously, 1 lucky penalty to nil against a team who have to pay £5 for the privelage to turn out for Chinnor every week is just proof that the team are no longer playing for the "shirt".

And if that is all we have in reserve. WE HAVE NO FUTURE!!!!!!

Move on Mr Wilder
[quote][p][bold]davecuddoufc[/bold] wrote: Desperate to see Whingy and Lew on Saturday[/p][/quote]Just had the pleasure of watching a "strong OUFC side" take on lowly Chinnor from the Hellenic East Division and I am staggered that OUFC could not manage a comfortable victory. It's time for Wilder to move on he has clearly lost the team. Seriously, 1 lucky penalty to nil against a team who have to pay £5 for the privelage to turn out for Chinnor every week is just proof that the team are no longer playing for the "shirt". And if that is all we have in reserve. WE HAVE NO FUTURE!!!!!! Move on Mr Wilder OUFC2202
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