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MATCH PREVIEW

PUBLISHED
09:12 13th January 2017

PREVIEW AFC Wimbledon v Oxford United

  • U's look to make it 7 unbeaten on the road
  • Appleton facing selection headache
  • Sold-out away end
  • FREE £10 bet - no deposit required
Oxford United head for AFC Wimbledon on Saturday looking to continue their excellent away form. The U's are six games unbeaten on the road and have won their last three away matches in the league. Here we have a full guide to the game.

TEAM NEWS

United have Alex MacDonald and Charlie Raglan available again after they missed Tuesday night's 4-1 win over Scunthorpe in the Checkatrade Trophy. MacDonald served the last of his three-game ban and will be available for the next round when the U's play either Cheltenham Town or Bradford City, while Raglan was cup-tied and returns to the squad.

Curtis Nelson, John Lundstram, Ryan Ledson and Chris Maguire are all in line for recalls after missing Tuesday's game, while Jack Stevens is likely to continue on the bench as cover for Simon Eastwood.

See Rob Hall, Chey Dunkley and Michael Appleton talking about the game in Yellow Player HD, where we will also have the whole game LIVE.


THE OPPOSITION

Wimbledon are one point and one place below the U's but will be looking to become the first team to do the double over Michael Appleton's side after winning at Grenoble Road in October. That was the Dons' first ever win over the U's, at the 13th attempt.

“It has been difficult playing against them,” First team Neil Cox said. “People kept telling us that we had never beaten them and since we’ve been here they had always beaten us, but that was a good performance away from home (3-1 win in October). We scored three good goals, but we also defended really well. It’s going to have to be the same again. We are going to have to play well to try and win the game, but we also need to defend well.

“They have got a big threat, but I think it depends on the formation that they play. They could play a 4-3-3 or a 4-4-2, but they changed it for us last time to stop us playing. They have just had a Trophy game against Scunthorpe and played really well. We are just going to set ourselves up. When we know their team and formation we will do a little bit of work on them then. It is a big game and we need to get three points because we have a lot of hard games coming up.”

TICKETS

AFC WIMBLEDON 
Saturday 14th January 3.00pm 

This game is SOLD OUT for away fans and fans should not travel without a tickets.

IMPORTANT: Checks will be made on the day of the game and anybody who has purchased an age related ticket will be asked for proof when entering the ground. Failure to do so will result in the full adult price being charged.

LONDON ROAD TRAVEL

Depart Stadium 12:00 prompt

Adult Member £12
Adult Non Member £14
Under 18 Member £10
Under 18 Non Member £12

Under 14s must be accompanied by an Adult

Call 01865 337533 to book

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COVERAGE
  • Hear the whole game live in Yellow Player HD where we will also have reaction from all the key men
  • Follow the game on twitter @OUFCOfficial                  
  • See a report and gallery right here on the final whistle

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