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PREVIEW Rotherham United v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game

18 October 2019

Oxford United head for Rotherham United on Saturday.

TEAM NEWS
United will wait on the fitness of midfielder Alex Gorrin who took a kick to the ankle in the win over Doncaster Rovers but is expected to be available against the Millers. Striker Matty Taylor has been back in training after illness and should be available as well  but former Rotherham forward Anthony Forde misses out

Forde and Jamie Hanson are both making good progress after hamstring problems but Ben Woodburn, George Thorne and Malachi Napa are still unavailable after long term problems.

A fifth yellow card means that the U's are without centre-back Rob Dickie so Elliott Moore is expected to come back into the side alongside skipper John Mousinho who stands by for his 100th appearance for the U's.

See Karl previewing the game in iFollow right now where we foolishly let Jamie Mackie take over the Preview Show...

THE OPPOSITION
Rotherham United manager Paul Warne has seen his team hit good form ahead of the game:

"We're on a good run and we've won three games in a week which gives the lads a lot of confidence. Overall, I was very pleased with how we performed and on the back of the win over Coventry as well, it's a good place to be as always.

"I lean on Richie Barker all of the time for information so it will be no different this weekend, but he knows Karl Robinson very well from his time at MK Dons and Oxford's style of play will be similar to what got him success during his spell there. We've watched their last few games and we have an idea of how they're going to play, but on the day it's another ball game completely. We'll prepare the lads on what they do in and out of possession and hopefully we can make it an entertaining game come Saturday."

TICKETS
We have been allocated tickets in the Meditemp South Stand behind the goal. These are available in advance or can be purchased on the day.

Advance tickets are still on sale in person and by phone (01865 337533) until  3:00pm on Friday.

Adult and Concession prices go up by £2 on the day and junior prices by £1. Sales on the day will be CASH ONLY at the away ticket office next to the away turnstiles from 1:30pm.

PRICES
Adult £23
60 and Over £13
18-21 £13
Armed Forces £13
13-17 £8
12 and Under £6

Wheelchair and Ambulant pay £13 all other Wheelchair and Ambulant pay age related price as above.

There are 5 disabled parking spaces available which need to be pre booked by 5pm on Friday, and will be issued on a first come first served basis at a charge of £5. These can be booked by calling 01709 827768.

Coach and Mini-bus parking onsite is £25 per coach and £10 per mini-bus which can be paid on arrival to the car park stewards.

London Road Travel
Stadium 10:00 am
Kidlington 10:15 am
Adult Member £21
Adult Non Member £23
U18 Member £19
U18 Non Member £21

Call 01865 337533 to book

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

FOLLOW IT LIVE
If you can't get to the game then you can still hear it LIVE in iFollow if you are in the UK or SEE the whole game if you are overseas.

THE PLAYLIST
Want to get in the mood for the game? Then search for Oxford United Official on Spotify where we bring you a new playlist for every away journey, plus the dressing room playlist. The Playlist is available on Saturday morning and is always flexible: let us know on Twitter if you have any more to add to help get the Yellow Army in the mood as we head north.

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Match Reports

REPORT Rotherham United 1 Oxford United 2

Taylor goal grinds down the Millers. Full time report

19 October 2019

Oxford United's amazing upwards trajectory continues after a 2-1 win at Rotherham this afternoon. Goals from Tariqe Fosu and Matty Taylor either side of a Michael Ihiekwe header gave the U's another three points and lifted them into the play-off places in Sky Bet league 1 for the first time this season.

With Rob Dickie suspended after five yellow cards, Elliott Moore came into the backline and shared responsibility with skipper John Mousinho to keep Rotherham’s tall striker Michael Smith quiet as the home side looked to get the ball into their obvious focal point. United defended well from the very start with the non-stop Alex Gorrin mopping things up just ahead of the backline after shaking off an ankle injury during the week, and that worked well in a cagey first quarter of the game.

Fosu's goal on 25 changed all that and set up another rip-roaring game of thoroughly entertaining football. The goal was another contender for Fosu's own personal Goal of the Season competition too.

The hugely influential Cameron Brannagan started it by outmuscling right back Matt ‘Never’ Olusunde and giving the ball to Fosu who moved it to his right and then drove it spectacularly into the top right corner. Top goal. Top player and a priceless lead preserved a minute later when Chris Cadden cleared a Jake Hastie effort off the line as the ball was driven under the body of Eastwood and seemed destined for an equaliser.

United could easily have been 2-0 up before the half-hour mark though when keeper Daniel Iversen kept out a low drive from Brannagan after a magnificent through ball from Fosu, but were then pegged back when the Millers scored with their first effort on target.

To be fair, it was a good goal with Ihiekwe driving the ball forward from the back and then continuing his run into the box to meet the ball again when it was crossed from the right, beating Eastwood to the punch.

By now the game was open and in full flow with United having a couple of half chances and the home side starting the second half well, but in a close game United now have a predator and on 57 minutes the in-form Taylor showed what he is all about as he gave the U's the lead once more.

Having been denied with his first chance of the game, he wasn't about to let a second chance escape him and when the excellent Ruffels won the ball with a crunching tackle Taylor was there in the box to nod past Iversen and make it 2-1 with his fifth goal in six games.

It sparked an incredible spell where United laid siege to the Millers' goal. How the ball didn't go in is a mystery, but Taylor was twice denied by astonishing saves by the keeper, defender Jamie Lindsay performed miracles to get back and slide the ball away from the rampaging Henry, and a defender's knee somehow took a goalbound effort from the outstanding Mousinho up and over the bar during one breathless five-minute spell.

Rotherham recovered but still didn't do enough to test Eastwood, helped by some stubborn defending from those in front of him. Brannagan and Fosu were denied by good defending at the other end, but ultimately a tight game had been decided by one incisive moment, despite incredibly late pressure in a tense final five minutes in which all of United's resilience was pushed to the very limit.

They stood firm though and credit is due to everyone involved in another fantastic performance. United continue to move upwards and onwards.

Womble: That one's for you.

Att: 8,837

Away: 734

Report by Chris Williams, pictures by Steve Daniels, stats by OPTA

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Ticket News

Rotherham Away Details

Ticket and Travel details for Saturday

14 October 2019

Ticket details for our game at Rotherham on Saturday are as follows.

Rotherham United V Oxford United
EFL Sky Bet League 1
Saturday 19th October 2019 KO 3:00pm

We have been allocated tickets in the Meditemp South Stand behind the goal. These are available in advance or can be purchased on the day.

Tickets are on sale online from oufctickets.co.uk until Tuesday 15th October 3:00pm or in person and by phone (01865 337533) until Friday 7th October 3:00pm.

Adult and Concession prices go up by £2 on the day and junior prices by £1. Sales on the day will be CASH ONLY at the away ticket office next to the away turnstiles from 1:30pm.

PRICES

Adult £23

60 and Over £13

18-21 £13

Armed Forces £13

13-17 £8

12 and Under £6

Wheelchair and Ambulant pay £13 all other Wheelchair and Ambulant pay age related price as above.

There are 5 disabled parking spaces available which need to be pre booked by 5pm the day before the game, and will be issued on a first come first served basis at a charge of £5. These can be booked by calling 01709 827768.

Coach and Mini-bus parking onsite is £25 per coach and £10 per mini-bus which can be paid on arrival to the car park stewards.

London Road Travel

Stadium 10:00 am

Kidlington 10:15 am

Adult Member £21

Adult Non Member £23

U18 Member £19

U18 Non Member £21

Visit oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to book

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

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