ANTHONY Forde has shrugged off his groin problem to be available for Oxford United tomorrow night.

The Irishman picked up the problem during the 3-2 win over Milton Keynes Dons last Tuesday.

While he would not have featured against Swindon Town at the weekend, the postponement of that fixture means he will not miss a game.

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It is a boost for U's head coach Karl Robinson, who also felt one or two other players who would have been a risk for the derby have now recovered from minor knocks.

He said: "Fordey wouldn't have made it at the weekend and neither would one or two others, but they're all fit now.

"It's as you were."

The game comes too soon for John Mousinho, who is making good progress in his return from a knee problem.

Rob Atkinson (groin) is expected to miss out, so Sam Long is due to continue alongside Elliott Moore at centre half.