Oxford will be without the suspended Michael Duberry for their npower League Two clash with Torquay.
Duberry was sent off in the dying stages of the 2-1 defeat at Northampton on Good Friday for two bookable offences and serves a one-match ban for the visit of the Gulls.
Andrew Whing, who dropped out of the starting line-up to accommodate Duberry at Northampton, is likely to return to the centre of defence in place of the veteran.
Peter Leven was stretchered off with a serious-looking leg injury at Sixfields and is set to miss out.
Harry Worley picked up an ankle injury in the 2-0 win at Accrington recently and remains a doubt, while Tony Capaldi is close to making his debut after shrugging off a knee complaint.
Tom Craddock (knee) is also on the mend but will not be available to face the Cobblers and Alfie Potter is out for the season with a broken ankle.