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U's Ready for Cardiff

3 August 2012

Chapman and McGinty return for final home pre-season friendly

United welcome Adam Chapman and Sean McGinty back into the squad as they welcome Cardiff City to the Kassam Stadium for the final home pre-season game of 2012.

Midfielder Chapman missed the tour of America due to visa problems but has trained hard back in the UK and looked sharp, and is likely to come straight into the side if Simon Heslop is not risked. Heslop starred in the games in America but has a sore back and  may sit out Saturday's game as a precaution.

Left-back McGinty also missed the tour but is expected to complete his loan signing today to keep him at the club until January. The Manchester United youngster played  in the earlier games against West Ham and Didcot and competes with former Cardiff defender Tony Capaldi for a starting place.

The squad returned from America in high spirits with all six strikers scoring in the games in new Hampshire, and with youngster Tyrone Marsh also scoring in the friendly at Thame last night Manager Chris Wilder has plenty of attacking options.

See Chris give his video thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player.

The Opposition

Cardiff City will send a full strength squad and Malky Mackay's side will be amongst the favourites for promotion to the Premier League this season.

Striker Heidar Helguson joined from Queens Park Rangers yesterday and he joins fellow new boys  Joe Lewis, Jordon Mutch, Kim Bo-Kyung and Etien Velikonja in the squad  

The Bluebirds missed out on promotion in the play-offs and were desperately unlucky to lose out to Liverpool in the final of the Carling cup lasts eason.


Ticket prices have been reduced in all areas for this game and are £2 cheaper if bought in advance. These can be purchased from 01865 337533 or ordered online at . The reduced rate is available online until 8.30am on Saturday morning.



Hear it All

If you can't be with us then try out Yellow Player where we have commentary on the whole game live, plus video interviews with all the key men.

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- Full team news

- Read a full match report the very second the final whistle blows

- Hear the manager and key players give their reactions in Yellow Player

Or if you can't be by a PC follow @OUFClive on Twitter for all the action wherever you are

50 Fifty Tickets

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