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10:11 5th February 2016

PREVIEW Exeter City v Oxford United

•   U's back to League priorities
•   Maguire stands by
•   Tysdale "it's a great barometer"
•   Full ticket and travel details 

Oxford United return to league action on Saturday as their JPT Wembley game goes on the backburner for a while.

United will face Barnsley at Wembley on April 3rd but for now are devoting all their energy to pursuing promotions from League 2

"Wembley will take care of itself" Head Coach Michael Appleton told Yellow Player HD." We have some big games coming up in the league and it will be a case of playing Saturday, Tuesday Saturday, quickly moving from game to game. The players have been really good at doing that this season. Exeter are a good side and it's a great test for us"

United welcome Chris Maguire back into the squad. The former Rotherham striker was ineligible for Tuesday's game against Millwall but adds to United's attacking options as he is able to play up front or out wide. Fellow new signing Zeli Ismail made his debut on Tuesday as a sub and has looked sharp in training while right-back Jonjoe Kenny enjoyed a fine full debut against the Lions.

Ryan Taylor (groin) is the only player unavailable for the U's.

See a full video preview with Michael Appleton, Zeli Ismail and Chris Maguire in Yellow Player HD where we will have the whole game LIVE.

The Grecians have won their last three league games to become serious play-off contenders once again.

“January has been very good for us,” Manager Paul Tisdale said. “It has put us back into a position where we have got an opportunity.

“We have given ourselves a platform and the next few games are vital for us if we are going to continue that momentum as, within no time, we are going to be into the last 10 games of the season and we need to be in touching distance at that stage. This February fixture list gives us an opportunity.

“Oxford is a great game for us because it will give us a good context as to how we sit as a team,” he said. “They’re having a successful year and they’re one of the teams to beat. This is a good test for us on Saturday. It won’t be easy, but it won’t be easy for Oxford either.”

“It is a good barometer for us in terms of where we sit and I would like to think that we will be very competitive in the game.”

City will be without long-term absentees Ryan Harley and Christy Pym but Jordan Moore-Taylor, David Noble and Craig Woodman have all resumed full training and will face fitness tests 

Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 6th February 2016
St James Park, Exeter EX4 6PX

The Ticket Office have advance seating and terrace tickets available for this game although these are also available on the day. 

There is a £1 discount for advance purchase of seating tickets only; these are on sale until 3pm on Friday 5th February.

Main Stand (seating)             Advance Gate
Adult                                     £24         £25
Senior (over 62)                     £20         £21
U18/Student with valid NUS card £10         £10

St James Road (standing)
Adult                                         £16         £16
Senior (over 62)                         £13         £13
U18/Student with valid NUS card    £5          £5
There are three pairs of tickets for away wheelchair fans by the away seats. These cost £20 with a free carer. To book these, please call the Exeter City reception on 01392 411243 or email

London Road Travel Club
Depart stadium 9.30am
Adult members £18
Adult non-members £20
Under-18 members £16
Under-18 non-members £18

Call 01865 337533 to book on the coaches

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-    An exciting match console 
-    A full match report the minute the final whistle is blown 
-    A full photo gallery of all the key moments 
-    The manager and key players' reactions in Yellow Player HD. 

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