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20 December 2012

Book your place as United welcome the Cod Army

United get set for the first game of the Christmas period as they welcome Fleetwood Town to the Kassam Stadium for the first time on Saturday.

The U’s are unbeaten in their last seven games but Manager Chris Wilder believes his side could have taken more points from that run of games:

“We should have won more of them, no doubt about it” he told Yellow Player.” We have dominated one or two games in there that we have ended up drawing, but we have still put together a decent little run and given ourselves something to build from.”

The return of Michael Duberry in midweek was one big positive for the U’s and Chris believes that the defender still has a big part to play in the rest of the season:

“Michael is a big character and it is great to have competition in defence. I think Michael Raynes and Jake Wright have been outstanding and the defensive unit has been doing well but they know Dubes is going to push them all the way and that competition is a good thing for the team.”

However there was bad news for the U’s ahead of Christmas with striker JP Pittman ruled out for the next 12 weeks of the season.

The striker dislocated a shoulder at Accrington on December 1st  and had been making a decent recovery, but the shoulder popped out again earlier this week and he required an operation to correct a problem that could have become recurrent.

 “I feel for the lad because he was looking sharp and doing well when he suffered the injury” Chris said. We were told there was a risk that it could happen again in a match, or even just him rolling over in bed or something simple like that. Unfortunately the shoulder popped out again and to be fair to JP and his career he had the operation which will sort that out for the long term.”

Tickets are still available for Saturday’s Christmas Extravaganza as United welcome Fleetwood Town to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday. Book your tickets from www.oufctickets.co.uk or by calling 01865 337533.


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