After the festive double header with Leamington Brackley travel to face Nuneaton Town on Saturday with a 3pm kick-off at The Liberty Way stadium.
Kevin Wilkin’s side will be seeking a win after four successive draws while Nuneaton will look to build on a strong home record. Despite sitting in the bottom three Nuneaton have improved form of late with two wins and two draws in the last six games. It is away form that has cost Nuneaton dear with just one win to date, that coming at struggling North Ferriby.
While Saints drew 2-2 and then 1-1 with The Brakes, Nuneaton beat Tamworth on Boxing Day and then lost on New Year’s Day.
Brackley won the first game between the sides earlier in the season, Ellis Myles getting the game’s only goal in front of a good midweek crowd of 530 at St James Park. In the corresponding away fixture last January the sides drew 2-2 on a very wet and muddy playing surface with Saints coming back from a 0-2 half-time deficit through goals from Lee Ndlovu and Alex Gudger. That draw ended Nuneaton’s 8 game winning streak.
Monday’s game against Leamington may have been striker Aaron Williams’ final appearance for the club as his initial loan spell has ended. With Adam Walker and Jack Byrne still on the injured list Wilkin’s options are limited. Nuneaton manager Dino Maamria will be without Ryan Beswick who is serving a three match ban.
If you cannot get to the game follow the action via Twitter on the club website and on BBC Radio Oxford with coverage of Brackley's game from 2pm.