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Wally Downes said we were rewarded for our “determination” at Oxford. In an interview with the official club web site, he observed: “The performance wasn’t great, but I’m pleased we didn’t lose and the players got a point for the determination they showed. We caused ourselves problems, but we showed resolve.” The point moved us up one place to 21st – above Southend who lost 2-0 at home to Wycombe – and we remain one point from safety.

We are now unbeaten in six league games away from home. This is our best run on the road since 2016, when we went nine unbeaten between 20 August – 22 November (bookmarked by 0-0 draws at Northampton and Millwall). We have lost just once in our last eight (W4, D3). Highlights of the game are available on the Sky Sports web site.

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We have sold all our initial allocation for tomorrow’s game. Tickets are now only available from the Kassam Stadium on the day, and for cash only. If you are yet to get a ticket, it is suggested you arrive at the ground early tomorrow.

A win could take us as high as 17th place. This is dependent on Wycombe drawing at Southend, and Scunthorpe, Rochdale, and Accrington all losing – although should Stanley draw (at home to Walsall), we will go above them if we beat Oxford by four clear goals. Stop laughing at the back. A full list of tomorrow’s League One fixtures is available on the BBC web site.

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Steve Seddon is fit to play on Saturday. The Birmingham loanee sustained an ankle injury during the draw with Accrington last week and had to be substituted, but Wally Downes has confirmed that the left-back has recovered and is good to go. There are no other injury concerns for the trip to Oxford.

Nesta Guinness-Walker has been invited to trial with us. The Met Police left-back has also been invited for trials with Brentford and Chelsea.

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As our relegation battle enters the final five games, we look at each and every remaining fixture of importance. We’re also reviewing the draw with Accrington and the news of Erik Samuelson’s retirement, as well as making three more cuts to our Player of the Year longlist – which is rapidly becoming a shortlist. There’s also a bonus minute of WrestleMania chat right at the end~!!

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Rochdale moved above us in the table after beating Accrington last night. Their 1-0 win at The Crown Ground moved them two points clear of the relegation zone and above Wycombe, who lost 1-0 at home to Charlton – their ninth defeat from their last 12 games. We are now 22nd in League One; one point from safety.

We drew 1-1 with Cambridge United in a friendly yesterday. Michael Folivi scored our goal just before half-time, with Cambridge equalising early in the second-half. We fielded a strong line-up, with Shane McLoughlin and Terell Thomas getting 90 minutes, and Deji Oshilaja and Kwesi Appiah also featuring. The game was played behind closed doors at Merstham FC.

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