OXFORD United's month-long stay in the Sky Bet League One play-off positions was ended after three of their rivals won this afternoon.

Coventry City, Blackpool and Rotherham United all claimed three points to leapfrog the U's, who drop from fourth to seventh.

The trio were the only sides in the top half in action today, with United's scheduled meeting at home to Ipswich Town among five fixtures called off due to international call-ups.

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While Karl Robinson's men are out of the top six, they now have a game in hand on three of the four teams immediately above them.

Elsewhere, it was a good day for U's youngster Kyran Lofthouse.

The first year professional joined Oxford City on loan yesterday and went on to make a big impact on his debut, scoring one goal and making another in a 6-2 victory at Chelmsford United in Vanarama National League South.