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Cheltenham Preview

18 September 2012

We look forward to tonight's big match.

We look forward to tonight’s npower League Two fixture at Cheltenham Town.

The U’s
United welcome James Constable back into the squad after the striker served a one game suspension at the weekend. Constable missed the trip to Burton but comes back into the squad to add competition up front.

United will wait to see if Jake Forster-Caskey has recovered from a virus that ruled him out on Saturday.

See Chris Wilder previewing the game in Yellow Player, where you can also hear the whole game live. 

Read the Manager's preview HERE

The Opposition

Cheltenham Town are expected not to risk centre-half Alan Bennett  after a calf injury but should have former United striker  Chris Zebroski available again after sickness.
Boss Mark Yates was distinctly unimpressed  as his side lost 3-1 at home to Southend on Saturday, their second home defeat in a row.

"If we're going to be successful we can't be conceding goals like that." Yates told " We were keeping it tight at the back but we switched off just before the break and it cost us. We need to be professional if we want to win games in this league.

"We've had a good week on the training ground but unfortunately that counts for nothing on the Saturday. We've got a game to put it right on Tuesday but we won't beat ourselves over this result.  We're unhappy with the start we've made and the reality is we've conceded three goals at home again but it's up to me to put that right, and I will."


Tonight's game at Whaddon Road is no longer all ticket for home or away fans.

Supporters wishing to travel can pay at the turnstiles on the night.


Hazlewoods Stand (Behind the Goal) 991 + 4 wheelchair spaces
In2Print Stand (Side View) 475 +2 wheelchair spaces 
Adults £22.00
Over 65’s £16.00
Students £16.00
16 & Under £9.00 
Wheelchair/Ambulant disabled £16.00 (includes a free PA ticket)   

TRAVEL (47 miles from Oxford)
Follow the A40 for approximately 40 miles then turn right onto Hales Road/B4075. At the roundabout take the 1st exit onto Hewlett Road then turn right onto Cleeve View Road followed by 1st left onto Whaddon Road.
Unfortunately there is no car parking available to the general public at The Abbey Business Stadium on match days. Street parking in the immediate vicinity is also restricted. The club does, however, operate a FREE Matchday Park and Ride Shuttle Service from the nearby Cheltenham Racecourse.    


There are limited spaces available on the coaches to the game:

Departure Times: Stadium 4.45pm, Ice Rink 5.00pm 
Fares: Adult Member £10.00, Adult Non-Member £12.00
           Junior Member £8.00, Junior Non-Member £10.00

Call 01865 337533 to book your coach ticket.

Hear the whole game live in Yellow Player, where we have 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.

Next Up

United are at home to Bradford City on Saturday. Call 01865 337533 or visit to book your seat

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