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PREVIEW Oxford United v Derby County

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game at the Kassam Stadium

10 March 2023

Oxford United welcome Derby County to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday (3pm) in Sky Bet League 1.

The U's welcome Hull loanee Tyler Smith back into the squad after injury with Billy Bodin likely to return to full training on Monday and in contention for next weekend's trip to Morecambe.

Teenage striker Gatlin O'Donkor played 60 minutes of the FA Youth Cup quarter final at Man City on Tuesday but is in the senior squad rather than the U18 side this weekend while Ateef Konate will be hoping for a recall after being omitted at Lincoln last weekend

See the full interview with Craig Short below as he takes charge aganst his old side, plus the thoughts of Lewis Bate in the Preview Show in iFollow right now.

Rams striker David McGoldrick was this week named Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for February. McGoldrick has scored 19 times this season and has been in great form but admitted to Rams TV that a draw at home to Shrewsbury and defeat at Plymouth this week mean the Rams need to bounce back against the Us.

“Not a lot has changed in terms of preparation or training - everything has been the same. It just happens” he said. “We were on such a good run and winning games, that wasn't going to last forever. We were going to have a little sticky spell and we've been in that the last couple of games but we've got the players and the staff to get us out of that. We're not even thinking that we're in a slump. We've just got to stick to our basics and go back to being hard to beat starting on Saturday at Oxford.

"The bad thing about it is that we've been leading in matches and thrown it away but it's just a temporary phase, it was going to happen some time and I'd rather it happen now rather than come the end of the season.”

Tickets are available now from

  • By calling 01865 337533
  • In person from the Kassam Stadium Ticket Office on matchday
There are around 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally.

The gate behind the Planet IT North Stand will be in place so pedestrians cannot move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand
Click here for a full away fan guide: away fan guide 2223.pdf
Please park in the West Car Park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.
The Football Special bus services, including the Didcot/Abingdon service, offer easy and affordable transport to home games and from now until the end of the season they are part of the government's £2 for a ticket scheme. Click HERE for timetables and details - the game kicks off two and a half hours earlier than usual, please adjust your timings accordingly.

You can download a full guide to bringing your family to the Kassam Stadium here: FamilyDayGuide for download.pdf

Our Polythene UK Fifty/50 tickets are available all around the ground and offer a great chance to win cash at half time.

You can hear the whole game in iFollow in the UK and see it overseas, with interviews with all the key men after the game.

You can also follow the whole game on Twitter through @OUFCOfficial or on our Instagram page and we will have a full match report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.


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REPORT Oxford United 2 Derby County 3

Rams raid the U's. Full time report

11 March 2023

Oxford United's poor run of results continued this afternoon as Derby County inflicted their 9th defeat in ten games.

Results are all that matter between now and the end of the season but even so, the scoreline was harsh on the U's who gave it their all, created chances, but once again came away with nothing.

An early Sam Long goal raised hopes, but Derby were ahead by half time through two Louis Sibley goals and seemed to seal the win when Long scored at the wrong end to make it 3-1. However, a 90th minute Kyle Joseph goal pulled United back into things in a pulsating finish which at least raises hopes.

United once again started strongly, Marcus Browne a constant threat down the left, and when the winger was upended for the fifth time in the opening 15 minutes, it led to the U’s taking the lead. It wasn't a beautiful goal from open play, it was just a meticulously weighted free kick from the influential James Henry, to which Long got up highest to head past keeper Joe Wildsmith to give the home side the perfect start.

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With new boss Liam Manning watching from the stands, and Craig Short barking out orders against his former side, it was a terrific game to watch, but it is going to take time to iron out some all too familiar creases and within nine minutes United’s lead had slipped away. This time it was a neat goal as the Rams raided down their left and Conor Hourihane slid in a cross to the near post which Sibley flicked home to level at 1-1.

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Henry and O’Donkor had good chances, one saved, the other inches wide. Long was unfortunate to see another goalbound effort blocked for a corner, and with Eastwood making an excellent save from Eiran Cashin at the other end there was plenty to keep the crowd of over 9,000 entertained.

Sadly, it was the visitors who finished off the next chance. A hotly contested free kick was cleared at first but bobbled as far as Sibley, who kept his composure to loft the ball into the top right corner with Eastwood helpless.

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Perhaps more worrying than the half time scoreline was the sight of Henry, United’s best player until that point, hobbling off in clear discomfort just before the break to give Oisin Smyth his first league appearance. The powerful Smyth did well, but United were not quite the same force without Henry's scheming.

With the ref booed off at half time, rather than anyone else, there was a far more positive atmosphere around the ground than in recent weeks and the fans got behind the U’s as they tried to retrieve the situation. Smyth burst clear but couldn't blast past Wildsmith, O'Donkor stabbed goalwards only for a defender to clear off the line, and United were very much on top. And then Derby killed the game.

Having been penned back, the Rams burst clear and Jake Rooney's perfect cross was met by the head of Long, under pressure from James Collins, and it was 1-3 and apparently no way back.

To their huge credit given the last few weeks, United somehow kept going. Sub Tyler Goodrham went close with a long-range effort that Wildsmith touched round the post and they once again got on the front foot, with Joseph's late blast creating a thrilling four minutes of added time.

Not quite to be this time, but there are clearly good things for Liam Manning to work with: good people, good players and fantastic fans. His first task on Monday morning will be to pull those things together and start to turn those elements into results. That's the Long and the Short of it...

Att: 9,706

Away: 1,479

Polythene UK Fifty/50 winning number 74172 wins £1103.50

Report by Chris Williams, pictures Steve Daniels, Steve Edmunds, Darrell Fisher and Rex Shutterstock, stats by OPTA

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