OXFORD United’s play-off semi-final against Blackpool should be fascinating for several reasons.

You have the third-highest scorers in Sky Bet League One seeking to unlock the division’s best defence, two teams who were relatively late arrivals in the top six and, of course, the return of supporters.

But it must also be noted that United have seen Blackpool at their best, but the same cannot be said the other way around.

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When the U’s drew 0-0 at Bloomfield Road in December it was hailed as a great point – Karl Robinson’s side started the day in the relegation zone, while their hosts had won five of their last six.

It was a similar story when Blackpool triumphed 2-0 at the Kassam Stadium on March 20.

The U’s brushed aside Doncaster Rovers four days earlier, but that week summed up an inconsistent period where they won three times in 14 matches.

Blackpool, meanwhile, were halfway through a 16-game unbeaten run.

Boss Neil Critchley will do his homework, but the Seasiders have not faced a U’s side in this form – and that could come into play.