Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews

Cheltenham Preview

31 December 2012

Join us on New Year's day as the U's welcome the Robins

United will have James Constable available to lead the line as they welcome Cheltenham Town to the Kassam Stadium on New Year’s Day (3pm). 

The club have appealed against the striker’s red card shown during the away win at Wimbledon on Saturday and will know the result of that before Saturday’s home FA Cup game against Sheffield United but Constable remains eligible until the video appeal is reviewed. That means he can play against the Robins as United look to make it ten games unbeaten. 

Constable needs just one goal to catch John Aldridge and Peter Foley in the list of all time scorers for the U’s and will be hoping to start 2013 by doing that against a Cheltenham side who United have already met twice this season.


Cheltenham won the league game at Whaddon Road, United won the JPT meeting at the same ground soon after. Peter Leven scored from the penalty spot in both games for United. 

Liam Davis is still troubled by a hamstring problem and may not be risked tomorrow but will be in contention when United welcome Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Saturday.

Tickets are available for Cheltenham and Sheffield United from and 01865 337533. Please note that the ticket office will be closed from 4pm today, 31st December, but the online tickets are available 24/7.


The Opposition

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates expects a tough test against the U’s telling

"Oxford are on a good run of form. They are 9 games unbeaten with 5 wins and 4 draws and he [Chris Wilder] has a settled side playing good football. Good players, good manager and it's a tough place to go.

"I consider Oxford to be an equal to the teams that have beaten us away from home so they have my upmost respect. We'll play in a way that we think will put us on top of our game. We haven't performed away from home bar Northampton recently and we need to address that. Whether it's the same team, or a different team, we must ensure it's better than our last away performance. The bottom line is that we haven't been good enough on the day when we have been away. It will be a great day of football at the Kassam and it should be good conditions. Two decent teams trying to play and hopefully we can go there and do ourselves justice.”


  where you can pick your exact seat and see the approximate view from that spot. are available at advance prices from

  or call in person at the Ticket Office.    01865 337533From 9.30 on New Year’s Day the phonelines are open on 

 Book your seat and come and cheer the boys on.   


The Oxford United matchday bus service times have been altered after consultation with fans and the new times will apply for the first time on January 1st.

The OX3 and OX7 services will now bring fans to United home games closer to kick off times, whilst continuing to stop at the regular points.

The bus times are as follows:

OX3 Service                                                                       


Carterton Crossroads                                         1325                    

Brize Norton, Church                                          1335                    

Witney, Market Place                                         1345                   

Eynsham, Church Street                                     1400                

Botley, Seacourt Bridge PH                                 1415                    

Oxford, Kassam Stadium                                   1430                

Return journey begins:                                                                                

Oxford, Kassam Stadium                                    1705               

(stopping at same bus stops on request)

Service OX7

Grovelands, Opp Anderson's Close           1325         1755            

Yarnton Road, Treeground Place              1328         1753       

Oxford Road, Opp Churchill Grove            1330         1752         

Garden City, Gosford Hill School               1332         1750      

Banbury Road, Harefields                        1335          1747      

Banbury Road, Squitchy Lane                   1340         1745     

Summertown, South Parade                    1344          1743         

Marston Ferry Road, Ferry Pool Road        1349         1740         

Cherwell Drive, OppEwen Close                1353          1738            

Cherwell Drive, Adj Copse Lane               1355          1736      

London Road, Adj Sanford Road              1400         1733      

Headington, Windmill Road                    1405           1730        

The Slade, Opp Peat Moors                    1410          1725      

Hollow Way, Corner House                      1413         1722           

Hollow Way, Adj Fern Hill Road                1415          1720      

Oxford, Kassam Stadium                        1430          1705        


Be Well Read...

The Matchday Magazine is a top read at 84 pages and features a great in depth interview with Sean Rigg. There are also some great prizes to be won, so don't miss out.

Available all around the ground, the programme features the thoughts of Ian Lenagan, Chris Wilder and Jake Wright plus news and views from all around the club.

Pick up a copy for just £3 and enjoy the read.

Shouting the odds

 .    Bet ButlerThere’s another way to support The U's thanks to our Official Betting Provider, 

 , whether they win or lose! They have made the generous offer thanks to their unique business model, which brings you the best odds from more than 100 bookmakers via one simple account. betting concierge service has pledged to boost club coffers with every bet fans place at 

 and get: now at 

- The chance to support your club as every bet benefits Oxford United

- The best odds from 60+ bookmakers using one account

 - A betting provider that genuinely wants you to win    

Take a Look HERE



This Site 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

- Or follow @OUFClive on Twitter for all the action wherever you are.


Make sure you buy a Fifty-50 lottery ticket to be in with a chance of winning over £1,000. Tickets are on sale all around the ground including from the concourse programme sellers, with the draw being made at half-time.

The result will appear right here as soon as it is made.

Advertisement block