Oxford City boss Mike Ford has received a huge boost with keeper Richard Knight set to end his four-month injury nightmare.

The former Oxford United stopper hasn’t played since their 3-2 defeat against his old club Burton Albion in the FA Cup first-round last November, due to a thigh problem.

He tried to made a comeback last month, but suffered a setback in his recovery.

And although the former Derby County youngster won’t make Saturday’s Zamaretto Southern League Premier Division home game against Truro City – on-loan keeper Jonathan North plays his last game before returning to Watford – Ford is optimistic he will be back for Tuesday’s trip to Halesowen.

Striker Mark Janes and winger Mark Bell are added to the squad for the Truro clash after recovering from groin and hamstring injuries respectively, with James Clarke facing a fitness test on a thigh injury.

“It will be terrific if we can get all those players back, because you are talking half a team,” said Ford whose side are unbeaten in two games.

“We have been buoyed by our recent results and we’re looking to keep it up against Truro who are a good side.”

Didcot Town manager Stuart Peace has expressed his anger at the “ludicrous” red card shown to his keeper Matt Trott during the midweek draw against Truro.

Trott was sent off for fouling Andy Watkins, late on.

Peace, whose side travel to Hemel Hempstead Town, said: “I thought he was being sent off for being the last man, but the referee said it was for violent conduct which is absolutely ridiculous. At the most it was a yellow card.

“If Matt gets a three-match suspension that is really going to hit us, but you can’t appeal at this level unless you have video evidence.”

David Staff could make his Banbury United debut when they hosts Clevedon.

Staff, who won Gladiators in 2009, was not signed in time for his bow in Tuesday’s Oxfordshire Senior Cup semi-final against North Leigh.

Manager Billy Jeffrey said: “He’s in the squad, but he’ll have to fight for his place and he knows that.

“We’re playing well. That’s three clean sheets in a row. The important thing is to keep that run going.”

Abingdon United assistant boss Darren Edwards said it was vital they got back to winning ways, starting with the visit of Andover in Division 1 South & West.

Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing at Uxbridge was followed by a 7-0 drubbing at VTFC.

Edwards said: “Words were said after the VTFC game and we’re expecting a positive response from the players.

“We need to bounce back, so Saturday can’t come around quickly enough.”

Saturday's squads Oxford C (v Truro City, home): from North, Ballard, Perpetuini, Savage, Malone, Gunn, Harding, Sandy, Douglas, Steele, Davis, Brooks, Moses, Mead, Janes, Bell, Clarke.

Banbury Utd (v Clevedon, home): from Scott, Stanbridge, Ashton, Milner, Learoyd, Redknap, Coleman, Shariff, Benjamin, Hilliard, Taylor, Martin, Hilliard, Shariff, Livous, Stone, Staff, Foster, Murrell.

Didcot Tn (v Hemel Hempstead, away): from Trott, Sampson, Hopkins, Williams, Brown, Stanley, Mortimer-Jones, Alexis, Bartley, John, Heapy, Peirson.

Abingdon Utd (v Andover, home): from Warrell, Elkins, Organ, Carnell, Franklin, MCalmon, Curtin, Melledew, Brown, Gardner, Weedon, Mills, Haysham, Hunt, Beechers, Christodoulou.