JAMIE Mackie has replaced Jerome Sinclair in the only change to the Oxford United line-up at Walsall.

The latter was a doubt for the game after sitting out training this week with a thigh problem.

He returned to come through yesterday's session, but is on the bench.

The same applies to Gavin Whyte, who trained for the first time on the eve of the game.

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Along with Jordan Graham and Mark Sykes, it means Karl Robinson has plenty of attacking options in reserve if the visitors are chasing the game later on.

Oxford Utd (4-2-3-1): Eastwood, Long, Nelson, Dickie, Ruffels, Kashi, Brannagan, Browne, Henry, Garbutt, Mackie.

Unused subs: Stevens, Hanson, Mousinho, Sykes, Graham, Whyte, Sinclair.