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Pick of the bunch: Oxford United v Plymouth Argyle

20 October 2015

The pick of the matches in Sky Bet League 2 on Tuesday night comes between two in-form sides at the Kassam Stadium, with Oxford United hosting Plymouth Argyle.

The visiting Pilgrims currently lead the way in Sky Bet League 2, on 29 points after 13 outings, and they've won their last four in an unbeaten stretch of seven games.

Oxford, meanwhile, have three draws and three wins in their last six, to sit third in the table on 24 points.

U's boss Michael Appleton has told Yellow Player HD it's a game his players cant wait for. The manager also eluded to their last night game, against rivals Swindon Town which they won 2-0, and he is hoping for a similar result this time around.

“I think the players will be self-motivating,” he said. “They are top of the league so they are up there to be knocked down, and it just makes it a little bit extra special for us.

“There is something different about playing under lights. I know as an ex-player that I used to get 15 or 20 per cent more energy for a night game. We are both up there, both playing with a lot of confidence and I’m sure that both teams will be looking forward to it.”

Plymouth were 1-0 winners at home to Accrington last time out and vice-captain Peter Hartley is expecting another tricky encounter against Oxford.

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Defender Hartley says he and his team-mates may not have performed to their best against Stanley, but believes they are the best team in the league, and their away form gives them added confidence.

“You have seen what we are like away from home – we have got a cracking record,” he told the club's official website. “We have kept two clean sheets in a row now and I want three.

“In my opinion, we are the best team in the league – we didn’t show it [against Accrington], but we are – and we have got to pick up points in every game we play. We are going to Oxford looking to win the game, not draw, and I think we are more than capable of doing that.”

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