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Gillingham Preview

5 October 2012

We look forward to tomorrow's big game

We look ahead to tomorrow's big match against Gillingham.

Team News

United take on the league leaders tomorrow as they face Gillingham at the Kassam Stadium (3pm)

The U's returned to winning ways on Tuesday night with a 3-2 win over Wimbledon, but face a Gillingham team that have won five or their last six matches.

United picked up new injuries to Lee Cox (groin), Michael Raynes (hamstring) and Wayne Brown (groin) and all three are likely to miss the game. Youngster Max Crocombe, himself only just back from injury, could replace Brown on the bench with Ryan Clarke back between the sticks.

Adam Chapman could play a part after an ankle injury, with Andy Whing and Liam Davis back in training but still some way off a return. 

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The Opposition 

Gillingham's away record could not be better. They have won all five away matches so far in the league, the latest being a 2-1 win at Northampton in midweek.

Top scorer Danny Kedwell has scored eight goals so far, while the meanest defence in the division has let in just seven goals to date.

Midfielder Bradley Dack is available to return to the squad following his three-match ban but  Charlie Allen and Danny Jackman will miss the game through suspension.

Tickets are available at advance prices 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

We were informed yesterday by RH Coaches that the coach company has entered administration and will no longer be able to supply coaches to and from home games.

At the start of the season RH Coaches began running their own bus services on a matchday from six towns: Banbury, Chipping Norton, Carterton, Wantage/Didcot, Henley and Thame. They also took over the running of the buses to games from Kidlington.
These services were run independently of the club, but we appreciate that they offer an excellent way for fans to get to matches. We continue to work hard to try and find a viable alternative ahead of  tomorrow's game and hope to have positive news on this front this morning.

We will of course let supporters know as soon as possible of any further developments

Be well Read...
Tomorrow's Matchday Magazine is another cracker.

This week the programme includes two must-read exclusive interviews with Deane Smalley and United legend Dave Langan while Michael Raynes is put on the spot in Room 101.  
There are also all the features that you have come to know and love. Chairman Ian Lenagan, manager Chris Wilder and captain Jake Wright give their thoughts ahead of the game while the Oxford Mail’s sports editor Mark Edwards relives the wonders of ceefax, Fantastic Mr Ox writes about the growth of diving in the English game and our communications manager Chris Williams is the focus as we look behind the scenes at the club. Don't let that put you off though.

There is also a chance to win Battle Born, the new album from the Killers, so why not add to that growing image on the spine with another outstanding 84 page edition that is a great read whether you’re a home or away fan.

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

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