Northampton are likely to be without Kevin van Veen for the visit of Oxford.
The Dutch forward is still struggling with the knee injury he sustained against AFC Wimbledon a fortnight ago.
Winger Hildeberto Pereira will come back into contention after completing a one-match ban following his red card against Gillingham.
Defender Leon Barnett, midfielder Sam Foley and forward Sam Hoskins are among the players pushing for starts.
Cameron Brannagan is finally in contention to make his Oxford debut.