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24 December 2012

We look ahead to Boxing Day

United travel to Exeter for this Boxing Day npower League 2 clash (3pm).

Team News
After Saturday's postponement against Fleetwood, United will still be without midfielder Simon Heslop  on Boxing Day. The former Barnsley man serves the last of  match of a three game suspension for his red card against Aldershot. With Adam Chapman still out for a further five weeks Lee Cox and Peter Leven look the likely midfield pairing with Jake Forster-Caskey also in contention.

Michael Duberry is fully fit after returning to the side as a sub last time out, while new signing Josh Parker is likely to be on the bench.

The Opposition
Exeter saw their game with Torquay washed out on Saturday but that could work in their favour with midfielder Tommy Doherty having more tome to recover from a hamstring problem that would have made him  "touch and go" last time out. Former Southampton defender Matt Oakley was rated as doubtful ahead of that game but is also expected to recover in time to face the U's.

Ticket News
Oxford United fans have been allocated 250 covered seats and 1,053 uncovered terrace places at St. James' Park. 

Those supporters who had purchased tickets by telephone for the match on Boxing Day and were due to collect them from the ticket office on Saturday will be able to collect them from Exeter City on the day.  

This game IS NOT All Ticket, but you can book your tickets in advance until 12pm today (24th). To book your tickets please visit 24/7, telephone 01865 337533 or call in person at the ticket office. 

Fans can pay on the gate as well, with prices for this game as follows:

                          TERRACE       SEATING
Adults                £17.00           £21.00
Over 60             £12.00            £15.00
Under 18           £5.00              £6.00
Students            £5.00              £6.00
Under 12            £2.00              £2.00 

Ambulant Disabled supporters’ prices as above (including free carer).

Wheelchair supporters should contact Exeter City direct on 01392 411243 to secure their place for this game. 

Travel (163 miles from Oxford)
From the M5: Matchday visitors coming to St James' Park from the M5 are advised to exit at Junction 29 (Exeter Airport) and follow the numerous road signs to Exeter City F. C. which will lead you through Exeter Business Park, over Monkerton Hill and through Pinhoe, taking the right fork at the Sainsburys junction, down through Posloe to the roundabout at the end of Blackboy Road near the city centre where you will see signs directing you to two clearly sign posted car park options shown as suitable for Exeter City F. C.

Travel details supplied by 

London Road Club Coaches
There are still some spaces available by coach and these will be available on the day from the bus stop at the Stadium at 9.45 on the day on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Departure Times: Stadium 9.45am – Ice Rink 10.00am

Fares: Adult Member £17.00, Adult Non-Member £19.00
Junior Member £15.00, Junior Non-Member £17.00

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