On Friday night Mr Appleton takes his unbeaten Oxford United side to Moss Rose where the home side have had there last two fixtures postponed due to the recent cold snap.
Mr Appleton has recently quoted in the Oxford Mail that he’s going to resist the temptation to play Benji Buchel instead of Simon Eastwood. Easty has been playing tremendously well so I can see why Mapps doesn’t want to start Buchel. Is this the beginning of the end for Benji or will he stay at Oxford United until the end of the season?
Coming back from Scunthorpe with a draw is a creditable result as the league leaders are on an unbeaten streak. With John Lundstram having picked up his fifth yellow card in last weekend’s game will Mapp recall Joe Rothwell? How many first team players will he rest?
My team for Friday night: Eastwood, Edwards, Martin, Nelson, Skarz, MacDonald, Ledson, Ruffels, Johnson, Taylor, Roberts. Subs: Buchel, Maguire, Hemmings, Welch Hayes, Dunkley.
Anything can happen in the FA Cup, Come on you yellows!