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14 December 2012

We look forward to Saturday's big game


We look ahead to tomorrow's npower League 2 game at Morecambe.

Team News

United will be without the suspended Simon Heslop for the trip to the Globe Arena.

Heslop was shown a straight red card against Aldershot last Saturday and misses three games, with Saturday being the first of them.

The U's head north today, training at Bolton this afternoon, with Tom Craddock and Alfie Potter both available after recent injury problems . Craddock is now fully fit after a rib problem while Potter has shaken off an ankle injury suffered in the Aldershot game. Jake Forster-Caskey, ineligible in the FA Cup, returns to the squad.

Michael Duberry took an important step towards a return this week with a behind closed doors game, reporting no ill effects, but Saturday may come a little too soon for a return.

Remember, it's a 1pm kick off on Saturday

See a full preview show in Yellow Player, with Tony Capaldi and Michael Duberry interviews,  along with the thoughts of Andy Melville in another video exclusive.

The Opposition


Jim Bentley says Morecambe are facing one of their most important weeks of the season.

“The lads are really glad to be playing at home again because we have begun to get a bit of a head of steam at the Globe recently and gone on a decent unbeaten run. We’ve scored a few goals and looked really solid at the back and if we can keep that form up and get a couple of wins we would be well on our way to our first target of 50 points.

“It certainly won’t be easy because although Oxford are not having the best of runs lately they do have some quality players and an excellent manager in Chris Wilder and we will need to be at our best.

“We haven’t been at our best in the last two league games but we have picked up four points and that is what is important.”


nPower League 2, Saturday December 15th, kick-off 1.00pm, The Globe Arena, Christie Way, Morecambe LA4 4TB

Oxford United fans have been allocated unreserved seating in the PMG Stand. Please note that this fixture is PAY ON THE DAY although any fans wishing to purchase advance tickets can do so by visiting 

Prices for this fixture are as follows:

Adults £19.00
Concessions* £15.00
5-18 year olds £6.00
Under 5’s FREE

* Concessions are 65 and over, students in full time education (proof required) or registered disabled (carer on application)

TRAVEL (212 miles from Oxford)
Leave the M6 motorway at junction 34 and follow signs to Morecambe. Cross the River Lune via Greyhound Bridge in the left hand lane and continue following signs for Morecambe onto the A589. At the first two roundabouts keep in the right hand lane and carry straight on. At the third (Shrimp) roundabout turn left and then continue along Westgate for about a mile. You will pass Morecambe Fire Station on your right just before you reach the Globe Arena, also on your right.

Travel details supplied by 

Departure Times: Stadium 6.30am - Ice Rink 6.45am
Fares: Adult Member £21.00, Adult Non-Member £23.00
            Junior Member £19.00, Junior Non-Member £21.00

To book your tickets please visit telephone 01865 337533 or call in person at the ticket office.


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