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7 September 2012

U's look forward to top three clash

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

Team News
United hope to have strikers Deane Smalley and Sean Rigg available again after a groin injury and a cut heel ruled them out of Wednesday's win over Swindon. The pair are back in training and could return to give Manager Chris Wilder interesting choices to make up front where James Constable, Tom Craddock, JP Pittman and Alfie Potter all played their part on Wednesday.

Lee Cox is not quite ready to play so misses out with a groin strain but fellow midfielder Simon Heslop comes back into the squad.

See Chris Wilder and Adam Chapman previewing the game in Yellow Player.

The Opposition 

Exeter are currently second in the table after three straight wins, just one goal better off on goal difference than the U's.

Grecians Captain Danny Coles is lookiong forward to facing United's Number One Ryan Clarke: someone he knows very well:

"He used to live with me when he was at Bristol Rovers and I was at Bristol City, so it will be nice to see that doughnut," Coles told "I'll be coming up for corners looking to score and no doubt I'll give him a bit of stick! He's a good goalkeeper and he will be hard to beat. But I hope it will be a good weekend for us.

"I think it was a bad bit of business when Bristol Rovers got rid of him but, for him, it has probably been a blessing in disguise. It made him more determined to become a better goalkeeper and prove people wrong. He has gone there and established himself as number one, and it is all credit to him. He is a fantastic goalkeeper and deserves to do well."


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 six 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

Be Well Read...
The programme grows a back bone again tomorrow with our perfect bound 84 page edition reappearing. There is an image building up on the side of the programmes (cup games will not be part of this): grab a programme tomorrow or back issues in the bar tomorrow.

Programmes are still available from Wednesday night's win over Swindon.

Tomorrow's programme features a superb interview with Alan Hodgkinson as he takes one final bow in front of the fans, while Wayne Brown talks about the exciting times ahead. Daniel Boateng talks about life with the U's while all the usual news, interviews and features are included. 

Find out what all the fuss is about for just £3 (including a copy of the Oxford Mail while stocks last) from programme vendors around the ground tonight.

Matchball Sponsors OxVox will be inserting a flyer into every programme.

Chairman Mark Sennett said: “We are thrilled to be the match ball sponsor for the Exteter City game and to further strengthen our excellent relationship with the club. The match ball sponsorship is ais a great way to support the club and also to get your business seen. 

"Keep an eye out for the OxVox flyers in the match programme, which fans can fill in and hand back if they want to become members. So this is just one of many reasons to by the programme on Saturday, which is always a great read."

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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