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Dagenham Preview

6 November 2012

We look forward to tonight's big game



We look ahead to tonight's big match against Dagenham and Redbridge.


Team News


United welcome Johnny Mullins, Jake Forster-Caskey and Tom Craddock back into the squad tonight. All three were unavailable at Barnet on Saturday but are likely to feature tonight, giving Manager Chris Wilder some interesting decisions to make.


In Mullins absence Michael Raynes and Jake Wright helped their side keep a clean sheet on Saturday, while Jon-Paul Pittman earned praise from the Manager after partnering James Constable up front in place of the injured Craddock.


In midfield United now have Lee Cox, Forster-Caskey, Simon Heslop, Peter Leven and Adam Chapman all fit and available, which will make the team sheet a very interesting read.


The U's are still without former Dagenham defender Damian Batt who is looking at perhaps a further month on the sidelines with a groin problem, with striker Deane Smalley also out with a groin injury. Michael Duberry and Liam Davis have stepped up their recoveries and are out of the treatment room and are currently working hard on the training ground each day.


See Mickey Lewis talking about  the game in Yellow Player now, where you can hear the whole game live and then see match highlights and interviews with the key men.


The Opposition 


Dagenham will be forced into at least one change tonight with top scorer Michael Spillane suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season in Saturday's FA Cup defeat against Bournemouth.


However goalkeeper Chris Lewington should be available despite suffering a blow to the head after just three minutes at Dean Court


He was replaced by young debutant Jordan Seabright who stands by for a full debut, although reports indicate that senior keeper Lewington should be fit to continue.


Special Guest

United legend David Langan will be our guest once more, signing copies of his autobiography, Running Through Walls, in the club shop from 6.30 to 7.30pm.


Exhibition Bar Closed

The downstairs Exhibition Bar in the South Stand will be closed tonight due to a prior booking by the Stadium Company. The 12th Man stand which is usually inside the bar will be just outside tonight.



Tickets are available at advance prices until 2pm today via the phones or via where you can pick your exact seat and see the approximate view from that seat. 


The phonelines are open on 01865 337533 or call in person at the Ticket Office. 


Book your seat and come and cheer the boys on.


Getting Here


The bus services which run to and from matches from all over Oxfordshire will be running again tonight.

This is the last of the two match trial period for these services while the club and Tappins evaluate whether each service is financially viable. Passenger numbers and data collected from fans using the buses will be studied for each route after the game and we will of course keep fans informed of any decision as soon as possible.


Get behind the U's against the Daggers. Book your match ticket at or call01865 337533 


The full timetables are available HERE  Bus Schedule 2012


Be well Read...


Tonight's gamewouldn't be complete without a copy of United's superb matchday magazine.

Another 84-page perfect bound edition featuring exclusive interviews Tom Craddock, who talks about his return to form and his burgeoning partnership with James Constable, and Johnny Mullins discusses his goal at Wycombe, among other things.

Off the Ball discusses the fall out from Adam Chapman's singed body part, while Chappers is also the featured player in Room 101. Behind the Scenes delves into the secretive world of video analysis, and in the wake of Craddock's four-goal haul against Accrington, the BBC Masterclass looks back 20 years to when John Durnin was the last United player to perform the feat.

Chairman Ian Lenagan, manager Chris Wilder and captain Jake Wright give their thoughts ahead of the game while there is also all the news from League 2. Tonight's guest columnist is playwright Adam Ganz, who looks back to an FA Cup game at Leicester City, plus there are the usual features from our regular writers to make this a jam-packed read.

There is an opportunity to win the new album from Example, and if you're the Face in the Crowd you can win two tickets to a forthcoming match. Don't forget that you also need tonight's programme to help complete the image on the spine, which is starting to look absolutely splendid.

You can get all this, and more, for just £3 from vendors around the ground (including a free copy of tomorrow’s Oxford Mail, while stocks last), the club shop, the Holiday Inn Express and the Priory pub.


If you can't be with us then try out Yellow Player, where we have commentary of the whole game live, plus video interviews with all the key men and match highlights for you to see.

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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


Check out our new Match Live console on this site throughout the game



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

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


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