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Rochdale preview

23 October 2012

All the info as United travel to Spotland

We look forward to tonight’s game at Rochdale

The U’s

United will look to take their good form from Saturday into tonight's game as they travel to Spotland to face Rochdale (7.45pm)

United hit Accrington Stanley for five on Saturday, with Tom Craddock capping a wonderful team performance with an outstanding individual display as he bagged the first four goals.

There are no fresh injury worries ahead of the game, with Tony Capaldi looking to be involved after being substituted at half-time with an ankle knock, and captain Jake Wright available again after sitting out Saturday's game through suspension.

The U's will still be without Michael Duberry, Deane Smalley, Damian Batt and Liam Davis but should otherwise be at full strength.

Read the Manager's preview HERE

The Opposition

Rochdale lost 3-1 at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, their second successive defeat, and will be looking to bounce back against Oxford, although they have won just once at home all season, against Barnet.
Dale will be without striker Craig Curran, who serves the final game of a three-match suspension while a groin injury again keeps midfielder Ray Putterill out of action.


Spotland, Sandy Lane, Rochdale OL11 5DS

This fixture is pay on the day and prices are as follows:

Adults £20.00
Over 65s £14.00
21 and Under £14.00
7 and Under FREE

Family tickets are available for this fixture, but must be purchased from the Rochdale ticket office prior to entering the turnstiles. 

Young Person and under-7 tickets MUST be obtained directly from the Rochdale ticket office with proof of ID and are not available from the turnstiles.

Wheelchair supporters are charge the concession price, which includes a free PA. Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Rochdale ticket office.

Ambulant disabled supporters will be charged the appropriate rate for their tickets which will include a free PA if necessary. Proof of carer status or higher band of disability will need to be shown when purchasing tickets from the Rochdale ticket office.

Departure Times: Kassam Stadium 2.00pm Ice Rink 2.15pm
Fares: Adult Members £18.00, Adult Non-Members £20.00
            Junior Member £16.00, Junior Non-Member £18.00

Fancy a Flutter?

 As of this week there’s another way to support The U's thanks to The Football League’s Official Betting Provider, Bet Butler

The betting concierge service has pledged to boost club coffers with every bet fans place at, whether they win or lose! They have made the generous offer thanks to their unique business model, which brings you the best odds from more than 100 bookmakers via one simple account. 

That means you can get great odds  for an Oxford United victory at Rochdale tomorrow – and Bet Butler will even welcome you with a £25 Risk Free Bet. Simply place a bet on any market and should it lose, email stating your club’s name and the bet placed to earn a second chance* at the Butler’s expense. 

What’s more, Bet Butler only takes a 3% commission on successful bets, so they’re the only bookmaker that genuinely wants you to win! Plus if you like to talk betting, follow @Club_Betting on Twitter, the voice of the Football League’s Official Betting Partnership. 

 Sign-up now at and get:

- The chance to support your club as every bet benefits Oxford United

- The best odds from 60+ bookmakers using one account

- A betting provider that genuinely wants you to win 


Odds correct at time of writing

*Losing first bets refunded as a free bet



Hear the whole game live in Yellow Player, available now on 14 day FREE TRIAL

You can also  follow the game on Twitter @OUFClive. 

We will have a full report and gallery right here at the final whistle, plus the thoughts and reactions of all the key men in Yellow Player as fast as is humanly possible.

Next Up

United travel to Adams Park to take on Wycombe Wanderers this Saturday 27th October. This is an all-ticket fixture. Call 01865 337533 or visit to book your seat.

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