Oxford City midfielder Michael Alexis is in talks about moving to Premier Division rivals Didcot Town.

Alexis, 24, who scored City’s opener in their last-gasp 3-2 FA Cup defeat against Burton, told City boss Mike Ford he felt his chances were limited.

“Michael spoke to me on Wednesday and said he felt that when everyone was fit he probably would not get a game,” said Ford, who revealed that midfielder Darren Pond would be leaving after the Merthyr game to go around Australia.

“He felt Liam Malone and Dave Savage would be my first choice and he is probably right.

“He has done very well for us, but he is fit again after his broken leg and wants to play first-team football.

“Darren will be a big, big loss, but it frees up two wages.”

That has enabled Ford to bring in striker Jon Douglas, 25, following his release by Conference South outfit Solihull Borough.

He made his home debut in Tuesday’s 2-1 win against Swindon Supermarine and is set to make his away bow in tomorrow’s Premier Division trip to Hednesford.

Ford said: “He’s got an aerial threat and it’s great if I want to have two upfront.

“With Lee Steele we get a big un’ and a little un’.”

Andy Ballard, Pond, Steele and Mark Bell return, though No 1 Richard Knight is still out with a thigh injury.

Banbury United boss Billy Jeffrey could stick with makeshift striker George Redknap for their trip to strugglers Tiverton Town.

The midfielder scored twice against Nuneaton and could keep his place with front pairing Howard Forinton (groin) and David Stone (ankle) struggling to be fit.

They are also without winger Jack Ashton, so new signings Nabil Shariff, their on-loan frontman from Rushden, and midfielder Glen Walker who has joined from United Counties League side Long Buckby, could start.

Walker, a midfielder, who has signed from Long Buckby, came on as substitute during Saturday’s victory against Nuneaton, while Shariff, a young striker, on loan from Rushden, was on the bench.

With Jack Ashton unavailable, the duo could be thrown into action, though Jeffrey may stick with Redknap.

“There is a possibility Nabil and Shariff will start, George may play up front again,” said boss Billy Jeffrey.

“ I haven’t decided yet, it just depends on the injury situation.”

Frontman Alfie Saunders is set for his first start when North Leigh host AFC Totton in Division 1 South & West.

He comes in for the suspended Matty Taylor. Karl Dodds also starts a ban.

Abingdon United give late fitness tests to Julian McCalmon (groin) and Jeff Brown (knee) for the trip to Taunton Town.

James Organ (suspended) and Leon Gordon are out.

Oxford City (v Hednesford, away): from Puddy, Ballard, Perpetuini, Savage, Clarke, Gunn, Janes, Malone, Douglas, Pond, Lyon, Brooks, Davis, Lyon, Bell, Steele, Ballard.

Banbury Utd (v Tiverton Tn, away): from Murrell, Stanbridge, Martin, Milner, Learoyd, Haisley, Coleman, Benjamin, Forinton, Redknap, Walker, Stone, Stringfellow, Shariff North Leigh (v AFC Totton, home): from Warrell, Jackson, Huxley, Hole, Allen, Helby, McCabe, Posey, Reardon, Futcher, Saunders, Cat-on, Burnell.

Abingdon Utd (v Taunton Tn, away): from Beames, Organ, Brown, Peirson, Franklin, McCa-lmon, Ricketts, Weedon, Mills, Beechers, Faulkner, Elkins, Hay-sham, Hunt, Goodrham.