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 www.oufctickets.co.uk 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.
Cheltenham boss Mark Yates expects a tough test against the U’s telling www.ctfc.co.uk:
"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. www.oufctickets.co.ukTickets 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:
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)
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
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