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Match Preview – Notts Co vs Cambridge U

Last Updated: 11/01/19 12:03pm

Jim O’Brien and Ryan Schofield have been added to the Notts County squad for their home game against Cambridge.

Midfielder O’Brien moved to Meadow Lane this week following his departure from Bradford, while goalkeeper Schofield has been brought in on loan from Huddersfield.

Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain is available again after serving a one-match ban but defender Matt Tootle will be out for a month with the thigh strain he suffered recently. Dan Jones, Jamie Turley and Lewis Alessandra were back in the squad against Colchester but Kane Hemmings, Enzio Boldewijn (knee) and Elliott Hewitt are still nursing their injuries.

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Liam O’Neil and Reggie Lambe are both doubts for Cambridge. The duo missed out against Stevenage last weekend and are battling to be fit for the trip to Nottingham.

U’s boss Colin Calderwood could choose to name an unchanged team after the 2-0 victory over Boro. Cambridge have won just two of their last 10 matches in League Two and are two places above the relegation places.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Colchester United and Notts County.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Colchester United and Notts County.

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Notts County have failed to win any of their last eight Football League games against Cambridge United (D2 L6), having won each of their previous three against them prior to this run.

Since failing to score in four consecutive away Football League games against Notts County between January 1980 and October 1997, Cambridge have scored in each of their last seven such games against the Magpies.

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Notts County (P27 W4 D9 L14 – 21 points) have 30 points fewer after 27 matches than they did at this stage last season (P27 W14 D9 L4 – 51 points).

Cambridge United have lost each of their last five away games in League Two, failing to score in each of their last four such games.

Notts County have dropped 22 points from winning positions in League Two this season, more than any other club in the division.

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Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Cambridge and Stevenage.

Highlights of the Sky Bet League Two match between Cambridge and Stevenage.

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