THIS month marks the end of an eventful decade at Oxford United – and we need you to pick your best XI from the past ten years.

Over the next couple of weeks we will be holding a series of votes on this website, with the full side announced over the festive period.

A shortlist by position will be put forward, with the only restriction being they must have made a minimum of 40 appearances for the U’s.

Your decision should be based on what the players have done for the club since January 1, 2010.

Also read: Oxford United team of the decade vote: goalkeepers

Now it’s the turn of the right backs, with four in contention.

Banbury Cake:

Damian Batt, 143 apps

A key part of Chris Wilder’s promotion-winning side, the attack-minded Batt was among a core who made the transition from non-league to Football League without much fuss.

He went on to become a regular in the next three seasons and only seven players have made more appearances for the U’s in this decade.

Banbury Cake:

George Baldock, 47 apps

He played the fewest games of our quartet, but Baldock made a big impact.

Arriving with Michael Appleton’s side looking nervously over their shoulders in 2015, the Milton Keynes Dons loanee helped steady the ship and finish the season strongly.

Appleton had seen more than enough and Dons boss Karl Robinson was happy to agree another temporary switch for the 2015/16 season.

Baldock seized the chance with both hands, forming a dynamite partnership with Alex MacDonald on the right flank.

Robinson’s decision to recall him in January denied the full back a chance to finish the job, but he is rightly remembered as a key part of the promotion-winning side.

Banbury Cake:

Phil Edwards, 51 apps

For a last-minute stop-gap, there were few better than Edwards.

United were forced into a late move in August 2016 after Christian Ribeiro broke his ankle on the eve of the season.

While he did not have the dynamism of Baldock, the Merseysider brought a wealth of experience and his streetwise approach was valuable as United looked to establish themselves in League One.

He barely missed a game as Appleton’s side went deep on three fronts, playing in both the FA Cup fifth round tie at Middlesbrough and the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley.

Edwards also contributed five goals, including efforts in the Checkatrade semi-final win at Luton Town and the FA Cup third-round victory at Rotherham United.

Banbury Cake:

Sam Long, 67 apps 

No-one has appeared in more seasons for United during this decade than Long, who came through the club’s youth system.

His 67 appearances have been hard-won, as injuries at the start of his professional career hampered progress.

But all five permanent managers in this decade have selected Long, whose attitude has been commended throughout as he has fought back from the fringes time and again.

His presence is also a tribute to United’s policy of bringing through Oxfordshire players from their academy and giving them an opportunity.