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6 August 2013

We look ahead to tonight's game at The Valley

We look ahead to the Capital One Cup as United head for Charlton Athletic..

Manager Chris Wilder has hinted that he will make changes for tonight’s game at the Valley. A 4-1 opening day win at Portsmouth was a very impressive start for the new-look U’s but immediately after the game Chris said:

“We will make one or two changes. It will be a good game and a big occasion and I think it will help one or two of the younger lads to get game time in a match like this.”

Wingers Ryan Williams and Callum O’Dowda and midfielder Josh Ruffels have all impressed and could be given a chance while striker Ty Marsh and keeper Max Crocombe will be hoping for opportunities. There were one or two minor knocks at Fratton Park which United will keep an eye on with one eye on Saturday’s opening home league game against Bury at the Kassam Stadium.

 See Andy Melville looking forward to the game and see a 12 minute Preview Show featuring Johnny Mullins and Ryan Williams in Yellow Player now.

Chris Powell will look for a positive reaction from his Championship Addicks side following their opening day defeat at Bournemouth.

“We won’t be too down in the dumps for losing this one said Captain Michael Morrison after the game. “We won’t be disheartened.” He told “It’s the first game of the season and there is a long way to go still. Like I say, we want to get the points on the board early doors and unfortunately it didn’t happen for us [on Saturday].

“We have got goals in us and we showed last season we are a Championship side and it’s about making sure we show that this year.”

The Valley, Floyd Road, London SE7 8BL, Tuesday 6th August, kick-off 7.45pm

Oxford United fans have been allocated 3000 places in the Jimmy Seed Stand behind the goal. Please be aware that entry into The Valley will be by CASH ONLY ON THE NIGHT and prices have been reduced for this fixture:

Adults £10.00
Over 60 £5.00
Under 21 £5.00
There are 7 wheelchair spaces available priced at £5.00 (includes free carer)
Entry for Ambulant disabled supporters is also £5.00 (including free carer) but supporters must take documentation stating they receive medium to high disability living allowance.

TRAVEL (By car 95 miles from Oxford)
The easiest way to get to The Valley by car is to use the A2, accessed from junction two of the M25 (those heading south via the M1, A1 or M11 should head clockwise on the M25, signposted 'Dartford Crossing').
Heading into London along the A2, the dual carriageway becomes the A102M - the approach road to the Blackwall Tunnel. Leave at the junction after the A2 exit and take the right-hand exit at the roundabout - the A206 Woolwich Road.
After the major set of traffic lights at Anchor and Hope Lane and Charlton Church Lane, travel around second roundabout and take the last exit to drive back on yourself. Then take the first left into Charlton Lane. Cross the railway line and continue up the road, then right into Harvey Gardens. The stadium is on the left.
Access to Floyd Road and Harvey Gardens is restricted on matchdays.

Parking at the ground
Free parking is usually available at the ground but access on matchdays is restricted to permit holders.
In many roads around The Valley there are restrictions in force.
Yellow lines apply at weekends, as well as weekdays, and most parking bays are free - except around the railway station. The use of some of the bays, however, is suspended on matchdays.
Restrictions are vigorously enforced, and local retail car parks operate a clamping policy.
The club recommends using public transport whenever practical.
Train and Tube services
Southeastern runs train services to the railway station at Charlton, from central London in the west and north Kent to the east. The station is a short walk from the ground.
Frequent services depart from Charing Cross, Waterloo East and London Bridge, with limited departures Cannon Street. Some services come through Dartford continue to Charlton, while connections for others can be made at Blackheath, Lewisham and London Bridge.

A previous limited service from Victoria no longer operates and fans heading to The Valley from Victoria need to change at either Lewisham or Blackheath.
The Docklands Light Railway from East London connects with rail services from Greenwich and Lewisham to Charlton, while the Jubilee Line underground station at North Greenwich is a short bus ride from The Valley.

Check train times with National Rail Enquiries.
Travel information supplied by
Departure Times: Ice Rink 3.15pm - Stadium 3.30pm
Fares: Adult Member £14.00, Adult Non-Member £16.00
            Junior Member £12.00, Junior Non-Member £14.00

Tickets are selling well for this Saturday's home game against Bury, the club's first home game of the season. It is going to be a massive match and the Yellow Army will be there in force. Play your part and get behind the U’s.
To book your tickets please visit 24/7, telephone 01865 337533 or call in person at the ticket office during normal office hours.
If you can't be there 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. See the Preview Show right now.
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 and on You Tube (Oxford United Official)
- SMS subscribers get all the action straight to their mobiles.
Or follow @OUFClive on Twitter for all the action wherever you are.

Didcot on Wednesday
United will be in action tomorrow night as well as they take on Didcot Town in the final friendly of the summer. Kick off is at 7.30pm at Loop Meadow. Full preview tomorrow morning.

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