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Bury Preview

9 August 2013

We look ahead to the first home match of the season

United are back at the Kassam Stadium for the first time this season. Bury are the visitors; here's a full preview.

TEAM NEWS
Manager Chris Wilder was pleased with the performances of Callum O’Dowda, Ryan Williams, James Constable and Asa Hall at Charlton on Tuesday night, but hinted that Alfie Potter, Sean Rigg, Deane Smalley and Dave Kitson could all be in line for a return against Bury.

Kitson missed out during the week due to a minor rib injury, but has been declared fully fit for the visit of the Shakers. However, the U’s are still without Jon Meades who has been sidelined with ankle ligament damage.

See Chris Wilder and Tom Newey looking ahead to the game in Yellow Player.

IN OPPOSITION
Bury are set to hand a debut to new signing Jordan Sinnott, who arrived at Gigg Lane on a six-month loan from Huddersfield on Wednesday. Other than that, Bury manager Kevin Blackwell is unlikely to make many changes to the side which beat Crewe 3-2 in the League Cup on Tuesday, a result which left the former Sheffield United boss in jubilant mood.

He told buryfc.co.uk: “This will be a big confidence boost for the lads. For me, that was what I have been seeing all pre-season from these players. They have a belief and a hunger about them. If that continues then we will cause people problems."

TICKET NEWS
Tickets are available 24/7 online from oufctickets.co.uk, over the phone on 01865 337533 for matchday collection, or you can stop by the ticket office in person. Tickets will be available on the day but supporters are advised to buy in advance to save time and money.

TRAVEL 
The OX3 and OX7 bus services will be running again before and after the match, as for every home game this season. You can find more information HERE.

MATCH PROGRAMME
Our award-winning matchday programme is back for the first time this season and is better than ever. Featuring 84 pages of United news, views and pictures our new programme is packed full of new features including The Numbers Game, a fantastic interview with United legend Billy Hamilton, as well as the views of manager Chris Wilder, chairman Ian Lenagan and captain Jake Wright. And all for just £3!

Find out more HERE.

12TH MAN BAR
The brand new 12th Man supporters bar will be open for the first time this Saturday and is set to be a fantastic addition to the matchday experience. For the first time ever, the bar under the South Stand will feature Oxford United themed pictures and decorations, as well as former heroes Peter Rhoades-Brown, Les Phillips and Jeremy Charles acting as matchday hosts. 60’s legend Colin Harrington is our guest for the afternoon and will be meeting fans before the match and answering questions on stage from 2pm onwards.

Entry to the bar is free for all season ticket holders, while non-season ticket holders can gain entry for just £1, which goes directly to the 12th Man Fund.
 
Coverage
If you can't get to the Stadium 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.
 
This Site
www.oufc.co.uk 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.

Fifty/50
Make sure you buy a Fifty-50 lottery ticket to be in with a chance of winning a big cash prize. 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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