We look ahead to Saturday's big game
We look ahead to tomorrow's npower League 2 game at home to Aldershot Town.
United welcome Tom Craddock, Peter Leven and Tony Capaldi back into the squad as the Shots come to town. Craddock has missed the last three weeks with a rib problem while Leven and Capaldi were rested for the trip to Plymouth in midweek. All three are included but Andy Whing and JP Pittman join Deane Smalley and Michael Duberry on the injured list.
Damian Batt and Liam Davis both returned to the starting line up at Plymouth and are included once more as United look to make it five games unbeaten.
See Chris Wilder and a full Preview show in Yellow Player.
There are three former United players in the Shots squad who will be looking to impress against their old club. Anthony Tonkin, Danny Rose and Josh Payne will all be looking forward to a return to the Kassam Stadium as will top scorer Craig Reid who spent a pre-season with the U's before going on to make his name elsewhere.
Aldershot enjoyed a fine win at Fleetwood in the FA Cup last weekend and are undefeated in their last five away games.
Tickets are available at advance prices today via the phones or via www.oufctickets.co.uk where you can pick your exact seat and see the approximate view from that spot.
The phonelines are open on 01865 337533 or call in person at the Ticket Office.
Book your seat and come and cheer the boys on.
The players will be wearing t-shirts in memory of their former team mate Mitchell Cole, who so tragically passed away at just 27 last weekend. Supporters are asked to join us in a minute's applause for Mitchell ahead of kick-off.
The bus services which runs to games from Carterton and Kidlington will be running again so get on board and get behind the U's.
Starting from Saturday single fares will be available on the Carterton bus, which also picks up in Witney, Eynsham and Botley.
Bus times for Saturday:
CARTERTON CROSSROADS 12:45
WITNEY MARKET PLACE 13:00
EYNSHAM CHURCH ST 13:15
BOTLEY O/S SEACOURT BRIDGE PH 13:30
OXFORD KASSAM STADIUM 13:45
GROVELANDS OPP ANDERSON'S CLOSE 12:40
YARNTON ROAD TREEGROUND PLACE 12:43
OXFORD ROAD OPP CHURCHILL ROAD 12:45
GARDEN CITY GOSFORD HILL SCHOOL 12:47
BANBURY ROAD HAREFIELDS 12:50
BANBURY ROAD SQUITCHY LANE 12:55
SUMMERTOWN SOUTH PARADE 12:59
MARSTON FERRY ROAD FERRY POOL ROAD 13:04
CHERWELL DRIVE opp EWIN CLOSE 13:08
CHERWELL DRIVE adj COPSE LANE 13:10
LONDON ROAD adj SANFORD ROAD 13:15
HEADINGTON WINDMILL ROAD HS3 13:20
THE SLADE opp PEAT MOORS 13:25
HOLLOW WAY CORNER HOUSE 13:28
HOLLOW WAY adj FERN HILL ROAD 13:30
OXFORD KASSAM STADIUM 13:45
Be Well Read...
Tomorrow's matchday magazine is another top edition, featuring the usual wide range of articles, interviews, news and stats that you've come to expect.
However, there's also a more sombre note than usual as we pay tribute to Mitchell Cole, this week's cover portrait.
Our main interview feature is with Michael Raynes, and we also catch up with Alfie Potter, with James Constable ensconced in Room 101. Chris Hackett and Yemi Odubade go head to head in the Home Grown v Foreign Legion article, and Olly the Ox gives you the opportunity to win a download of the new album by Madness 'Oui, Oui, Si, Si, Ja, Ja, Da, Da'.
All this and much, much more can be yours for just £3 from outlets around the ground, where you can also pick up a free copy of tomorrow's Oxford Mail with every purchase (while stocks last).
If you miss out you can get your copy from firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01865 337523. Or why not subscribe to ensure that you never miss out on a copy of the matchday magazine? A half-season subscription costs just £36 (plus postage) and we'll even throw in two free back issues to ensure you can complete your collection and have no embarrassing gaps in the image on the spine.
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www.oufc.co.uk is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:
- Full team news
- Read a full match report the very second the final whistle blows
- See a full gallery of all the key moments
- See the manager and key players give their reactions in Yellow Player
- SMS subscribers get all the action straight to their mobiles
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