OXFORD City manager Mark Jones admits that he needs to strengthen his front line after his side drew another blank in a goalless draw at home to Weymouth in midweek.

Jones, who takes his team to leaders Wealdstone tomorrow in the Vanarama National League South, believes his side’s inability to create and convert chances needs to be addressed.

“I think it’s clear to see where we need to improve, and that’s in the attacking areas,” he said.

“I can’t fault the lads for their efforts, but the frustrating thing is we need to be creating opportunities and making keepers work more.

Tarik Moore-Azille faces a fitness test after picking up a dead leg on Tuesday, while new signing Harry Isted, who came in to replace injured keeper Craig King, will keep his place in the starting line-up.

Dan Rowe’s knee injury has been confirmed as a tear of the meniscus in his knee, and he is ruled out for several weeks.

“I was pleased with Harry’s debut,” Jones said.

“He looked very assured and confident, and it was important that we brought someone in as cover for Kingy, who is sadly looking likely to be out for a while.”

“Wealdstone are flying right now; they are top of the league and scoring plenty of goals. We need to work out ways to get behind defences and keep working at that side of the game.

“We have to improve, and we will do. It’ll be a massive test tomorrow, but we’ve shown it before, when our backs are against the wall, and I am backing us to do so again.”

Oxford City (v Wealdstone, away): from Isted, Jones, Jefford, Ashby, Moore-Azille, Oastler, Fleet, Brown, McEachran, Owusu, Self, Fasanmade, Wiltshire, Tapp, Caro, Wright.