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Bradford Preview

21 September 2012

We look forward to tomorrow's big game

We look ahead to tomorrow's npower League 2 game at home to Bradford City.

Team News
United look likely to be without Adam Chapman, Jake Forster-Caskey and JP Pittman for the game against the Bantams. 

Chapman (foot) and Pittman (hamstring) picked up new injuries in Tuesday night's game at Cheltenham while Forster-Caskey is still suffering from a virus.

However Lee Cox came back into the side on Tuesday and did well, with Peter Leven also making a welcome return after a long-term injury. Both are expected to feature again.

Jake Wright, who began his career at Bradford, and Deane Smalley who spent much of last season on loan there, and new arrival Luke O'Brien will all be keen to do well against their former club.

The Opposition 

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson is an old friend of Chris Wilder's, the pair having shared digs as teenagers at Southampton, but there will be no old friends act on Saturday.

Bantams boss Parkinson has transformed his side into genuine promotion contenders and a 3-1 win over Morecambe lifted the side into fifth place in League Two

"I was very pleased with the performance on Tuesday, especially the first half where we controlled the game." Parkinson told the BBC

"All the players want to be successful and we've worked hard to find players who want to improve themselves and improve this club.
"It would be unrealistic to say that the same 11 players are going to feature in all of the games that we have coming up.

"Oxford've had a slight setback in recent weeks but we won't be kidded by that."


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
The new bus services which run to Oxford United matches from all over the county will be in operation tomorrow.

The U's have started a new partnership with RH Coaches to provide quick and easy transport to and from games from major towns across Oxfordshire. Routes run from Banbury, Chipping Norton, Carterton, Wantage, Henley on Thames and Thame, with pickups en route to the stadium. 

The buses are available for every home league game.

Prices start from as little as £5.00 return

For a full list of prices and timetables click here: Bus Schedule 2012

(The OX6 bus from Thame will collect from outside The Thatch tomorrow due to road closures caused by Thame fair)

Be Well Read...
The matchday programme is packed full with goodies tomorrow. Our 84 page edition features Ian Lenagan, Chris Wilder and Jake Wright with a fascinating four page exclusive with Jake as well. Luke O'Brien chats about his time at Bradford, Tom Craddock is in Room 101 and there are all the usual features to read and enjoy.

You can WIN with the programme as well. We have five copies of the Vaccines album to give away, plus Face in the Crowd offers you the chance to win tickets for a match.

There is an image building up on the side of the programmes as well this season. Don't miss out.

Buy a programme and the Oxford Mail for just £3 while stocks last at tomorrow's game.

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.
Yellow Player is the ONLY place on the internet that you can hear the game online; join us for all the action.
Buy Player for just £4.29 a month. You can sign up for just 10p per day. 

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

Make sure you buy a Fifty-50 lottery ticket to be in with a chance of winning over £1,000. 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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