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14 September 2012

We look forward to Saturday's big match

We look forward to tomorrow’s npower League Two fixture at Burton Albion. 

The U’s
United will be without James Constable who serves a one match suspension. 
The club this week ended Sean McGinty's loan from Manchester United but are hoping to have a new face in the squad in time for tomorrow. Full news to appear on this site as soon as it happens.

Captain Jake Wright was this morning named as the npower League 2 player of the Month for August.

See video interviews with both Chris Wilder and Jake in Yellow Player, where you can also hear the whole game live.

The Opposition

Burton won 1-0 at Rochdale last time out and have had an up and down start to the season. The Brewers thrashed AFC Wimbledon 6-2 then lost 1-0 defeat at home to Fleetwood Town four days later. They created a cup upset with a  Capital One Cup victory away at Leicester City but followed that by losing  3-0 defeat at Exeter City. Six of their eight games so far have been away from home but boss Gary Rowett is now looking forward to back-to-back home games:

“We’ve played six of our eight games away so far, which is a tall order, and it will be nice to play some football at the Pirelli" he told the Burton Mail. “We’ve got Oxford on Saturday and then York next Wednesday, both at home.

“I’m not saying either game will be easy, but it’s a chance for us to get ourselves into the top half of the table.

“We’ve made a lot of changes to the squad and the staff and we’ve changed a lot of routines as well. I think it can take time for things to settle down and I’m hoping we’ll get stronger as the season progresses rather than fall away as we have done in the past.”

"We’re playing a top-six side managed by a guy (Chris Wilder) who has a terrific record wherever he has been.”

Former Scunthorpe winger Cleveland Taylor is set to return in place of Chris Palmer who has an ankle problem.


There is room for 1,831 Oxford fans at this game. Please note that this match is PAY ON THE DAY. Any supporters wishing to purchase seat tickets in advance can call Burton Albion direct on 01283 565938 although they will also be able to buy them on the day.
Prices for this game are as follows: 
Seating (380)
Adults £16.00
Over 65’s £14.00
Students (aged 17-22) £14.00
Under 16s £6.00 

Terrace (1,451)
Adults £14.00
Over 65’s £12.0
Students (aged 17-22) £12.00
Under 16s £4.00
Wheelchair & Ambulant disabled prices as above (includes PA). Wheelchair supporters can pre-book their tickets by calling 01283 565938 

TRAVEL (100 miles from Oxford)
Leave the M 42 at its last exit Junction 11 (Just past Tamworth) and go onto the A444 signposted Burton. Stay on the A444 all the way to Burton, going through Overseal and Castle Gresley on the way. On entering Burton, go past the Black Horse and Copper Hearth pubs, straight across the mini-roundabout and you will come to a roundabout with St Peters Bridge in front of you. Turn right at the roundabout into Stapenhill Road (A444), which runs parallel to the River Trent, and then turn left at the traffic lights onto the Trent Bridge. Get into the right hand lane, go straight on through both sets of lights at the end of the Bridge, into Horninglow Street, straight on again at the next lights (next to the newly built Magistrates Courts), then turn right at the traffic lights underneath the Brewery fly-over, into Hawkins Lane. Go through the industrial estate, straight across the mini-roundabout and over the Railway Bridge, once over the Railway Bridge, you will come to a roundabout. Go straight across the roundabout into Princess Way and the entrance to the ground is 300 yards on your right.  

Car parking is available at the ground on a first come first served basis price £2.00 per car. Disabled supporters can pre-book car parking spaces by calling 01283 565938

Travel details supplied by 

Departure times: Kassam Stadium 10.30am, Ice Rink 10.45am
Fares: Adult Member £14.00, Adult Non-Member £16.00
            Junior Member £12.00, Junior Non-Member £14.00

Hear the whole game live in Yellow Player, where we have this week had reassurances that recent technical problems have now been resolved. If any subscribers are still experiencing problems tomorrow we recommend Google Chrome as the best browser for commentary.

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.

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