OXFORD United's squad looks likely to be stretched tomorrow night after fitness concerns were raised over three players.

Anthony Forde and Nathan Holland both picked up hamstring problems in the 1-0 win at Ipswich Town on Saturday.

It is hoped both issues are minor, with Forde in particular expected to be available for this weekend's home game with Southend United.

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The other new problem is Mark Sykes, who has been struck down with an illness and is being monitored ahead of tomorrow night's game with Accrington Stanley.

Head coach Karl Robinson said: "Sykesy is ill, he’s vomiting as we speak.

"Fordey’s is fatigue and we probably shouldn’t have played him (at Ipswich), but he was brilliant in the game.

"This is the problem you have as a manager sometimes, if you change the team and lose people would have said why are you changing a team that’s won 5-0.

"Nathan Holland’s hamstring makes him a doubt as well.

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"You’re looking at a lot of players if you add those three on to John Mousinho, Ben Woodburn, Liam Kelly and Malachi (Napa)."

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Of the trio, Holland's issue appears to be the biggest worry.

The 21-year-old, who scored twice in the 5-0 win over AFC Wimbledon last week, was forced off with 20 minutes left at Portman Road.

While it was mainly down to cramp, the West Ham loanee's track record means United will tread carefully.

Robinson said: "There’s obviously something there and historically he’s had a hamstring problem in that side before."