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CLASSIC TEAM NEWS | HOW THE HATTERS LINED UP AGAINST OXFORD

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4 April 2020

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Hatters boss Ray Harford named an unchanged side from the one that had extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in the FA Cup fourth round win over Southampton a week earlier.

Brian Stein and Ian Allinson had scored the goals in that 2-0 win and both started as part of a four-pronged attack, with the younger Stein brother, Mark, and Town talisman Mick Harford leading the line.

Goalkeeper Les Sealey, right-back Tim Breacker and captain Steve Foster maintained their ever-present status by making their 31st starts of the season for the Town, who sat eighth at kick-off.

For third-bottom Oxford, manager Maurice Evans was without centre-half John Dreyer - who would join the Hatters the following season - through injury, but he had Wales international Dean Saunders, who would go on to partner Harford at Derby County a couple of years later, up front.

Former Hatters keeper Alan Judge was overlooked in goal for Steve Hardwick, an ex-Newcastle United team-mate of Harford's, but knew he would be back in for the midweek Littlewoods Cup semi-final first leg due to Hardwick being cup-tied having appeared for Sunderland earlier in the season.

TOWN: Sealey, Breacker, Johnson, Donaghy, Foster (c), McDonough, Wilson, B Stein, Harford, M Stein, Allinson.

Subs: Grimes, Black.

OXFORD: Hardwick, Bardsley, Hill, Shelton, Briggs, Caton, Hebberd, Foyle, Saunders, Phillips, Rhoades-Brown.

Subs: Mustoe, Whitehurst.

REFEREE: Noel Butler

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