OXFORD City boss Mark Jones says his side are fully focused on tomorrow’s Vanarama National League South match at home to Poole Town.

City face an attractive FA Cup fourth qualifying round tie at home to Bognor Regis Town next week, but Jones insists the battle for league points is the only thing that has been discussed this week.

Jones, who will have Freddie Grant and Reece Fleet back from suspension, stressed the importance of the match – with Poole just below City in the lower reaches of the table.

“It is a massive game,” Jones said. “We are only above them on goal difference, and if we don’t get a positive result, then we will find ourselves in the bottom three, and that’s certainly somewhere we don’t want to be.”

Jones is adamant that the league is the only thing on his players’ minds.

He said: “Once the game kicks off, I will be very surprised if the focus is not fully on getting the points tomorrow.

“Our focus is 100 per cent on Poole Town. In the position we are in, we cannot afford not it to be any other way.”

For the Poole match, City will still be without skipper Lee Henderson, who is struggling to shake off the effects of a dead leg, while right back Christian Oxlade-Chamberlain has been recalled by parent club Portsmouth.

The boss said: “It’s a massive blow being without Lee. He is improving, but he still hasn’t got full movement back in his leg. We are hoping he will be fit for next week.”

While Jones was full of praise for his side’s performance and victory in the FA Cup tie against Leiston scoring two late goals, he says that the next month is crucial.

“That was a really pleasing result, as it’s common knowledge we went into the game with a few issues,” he said.

“We showed a lot of character to win what was a really tricky tie, and I’m hoping that winning in the manner that we did will give everyone a lift.

“There’s no reason why we shouldn’t look to replicate last week’s performance and get some important points on the board.”

Meanwhile, City have agreed with his parent club Sheffield United to give Horatio Hirst some game time.

Jones was planning to release the talented youngster after being unable to promise him regular first-team starts.

But after discussing the situation with Hirst and the Blades, Jones has brought the player back into the fold.

“We had a few things to iron out with him and are pleased to welcome him back,” said the manager.

Oxford City (v Poole Tn, home): from Stevens, Poku, Navarro, Fofana, Oastler, McEachran, Paterson, Sinclair, Pearce, Forde, Jones, Tutton, Khawaja, Landers, Fleet, Hirst, Grant.