MARCUS Browne has been brought in to play as a No 10 for Oxford United at Coventry City this afternoon.

The West Ham loanee replaces Gavin Whyte, who is away on international duty with Northern Ireland.

Boss Karl Robinson said: "We're going to go a little more aggressive in that No 10 role with Marcus.

"I know it's not his preferred position, but we feel the pitch here is big and there will be space either side of their holding midfield player and with the pace Marcus has we can opportunities on the turnover to exploit that."

Jamie Mackie, who came off the bench to score a stoppage-time winner against Bradford City a week ago, replaces Jerome Sinclair up front.

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The last of the three changes sees Luke Garbutt come in for top-scorer James Henry, who is on the bench.

Robinson said: "Jamo's been fantastic, but with his last ten games he's not performed to the level that put him as the top scorer.

"You can't pick a team on what happened ten games ago.

"You also have to have one eye on your bench. We know we have a goalscorer on the bench in James Henry and the pace and power of Jerome Sinclair, so we can make positive substitutions."

Captain John Mousinho is also among the substitutes, alongside youngsters Nico Jones and Fabio Lopes, while Simon Eastwood makes his 150th start for the club.

Jamie Hanson has not travelled due to a minor hamstring strain.

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Subs: Stevens, Jones, Mousinho, Henry, Sykes, Lopes, Sinclair.