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26 April 2013

United head north for the last game of the season

United complete the 2012/13 season with a trip to Accrington Stanley tomorrow, where the U's have already drawn 3-3 in the FA Cup in December.

Oxford captain Jake Wright hopes to be involved after missing the 3-0 win over Rochdale with a bad back. Wright is rated 50/50 for the game but travelled with the squad when they set off today. Listen to the views of the U's skipper in the Preview Show on Yellow Player.

United have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the game, while Tyrone Marsh is available for selection following his recall from his loan at Staines Town. Youngsters Callum O'Dowda and Sam Long will both be hopeful of making their debuts for the U's, although they will probably start the game on the bench.

Accrington ensured their League 2 safety with a 1-0 win at Bristol Rovers last weekend. Manager Leam Richardson told BBC Radio Lancashire: "I'm sure (Gillingham manager) Martin Allen won't mind me saying that our achievement is just as big as them winning the league.  They're set up to win the league, but we're not set up to stay in the league and we've done it. As long as we can keep working hard and improve every year, we'll have some good times.

"I was lucky enough to be there [as a player] when we came up into the Football League [in 2006]. We got some great plaudits. For me, every time we stay in the league, it's exactly the same." 


This game is NOT ALL TICKET but supporters wishing to travel are advised that tickets are cheaper in advance.

nPower League 2, Saturday 27th April, kick-off 3.00pm
The Crown Ground, Livingstone Road, Accrington BB5 5BX

Oxford United fans have been allocated both standing and seating tickets for this game and advanced prices are as follows for both covered seating and uncovered terracing:
Adult £15.00
Over 65 £10.00
Student & Under 17 £5
Under 12 (accompanied by an adult) £1.00
Ambulant disabled supporters prices as above (includes free carer)

Wheelchair fans wishing to attend this game should call Accrington Stanley direct on 01254 356950 to book their tickets.
Entry is £2 dearer on the day (£1 dearer for under 12s)

TRAVEL (193 miles from Oxford)
From the M65
Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680.  Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right.  Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road.

By Train
The nearest British Rail station is Accrington this is approx 20 min walk from the ground. 
Directions:  Leave the station and proceed down the hill passing over the main Blackburn road. Follow the road down the hill passing the King Street Pub on your left, follow the road down to the main roundabout cross over the road and head up the hill passing the Aldi supermarket still on your left. At the top of the hill turn left (Whalley Road) follow this road straight on through the traffic lights; the Gray Horse and the Oaklea pubs are are 300 metres through the lights. Carry on straight along Whalley Road over the mini roundabout for approximately 200 metres. Livingstone Road is on your right. Turn down Livingstone Road and the ground is on your left.

Departure Times: Stadium 8.45am – Ice Rink 9.00am 
Fares: Adult Member £19.00, Adult Non-Member £21.00
            Junior Member £17.00, Under 16 Non-Member £19.00

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