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Wycombe Preview

23 August 2013

We look forward to Saturday's big game

A full preview of Saturday's home game against Wycombe Wanderers

Dave Kitson is set to return to the United squad after missing United’s trip to Torquay last weekend, having taken a blow to the ribs in the last home game against Bury. Alfie Potter is fit to play despite having three stitches in his nose after being kicked in the Torquay match.

Sean Rigg is out for six to eight weeks after tearing his hamstring last weekend. He joins Jon Meades on United’s long-term injury list, as Meades is still recovering from ankle ligament damage sustained during pre-season. Rigg’s absence will open the door for Asa Hall, Ryan Williams or Callum O’Dowda to stake a place in the side.

See Chris Wilder talking about the game right HERE

Wycombe could be set to hand a debut to 20-year-old loanee Billy Knott, who joined the Chairboys on loan from Sunderland on Tuesday. Striker Paris Cowan-Hall will miss out after straining medial ligaments during Wycombe’s 1-0 home defeat to Mansfield last weekend.

Manager Gareth Ainsworth told BBC Three Counties Radio that he expects a reaction from his players at the Kassam: "If there's any game they'll want to get the performance back, it's in the local derby against Oxford. It will be a cauldron and we'll be going in as underdogs as Oxford have started the season so well. We've got everything to spoil and I'm looking forward to it." 

Tickets are available 24/7 online from, 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.

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.

Get the views of manager Chris Wilder, captain Jake Wright and chairman Ian Lenagan in our award-winning matchday programme ahead of the visit of Wycombe Wanderers. Featuring the Big Interview with Asa Hall, Q&A with U’s goalkeeping legend Roy Burton and a look at how Alfie Potter came to the Kassam, plus your chance to win a free meal at Aziz, it’s really too good to miss!

The new 12th Man supporters bar is open again this Saturday and is the only place to be before the match. Bedecked in classic Oxford United memorabilia and other U’s-themed decoration, the 12th Man Bar will host former Manor favourite George Lawrence in a question and answer session from 1:30pm, with a new PA system in place to ensure all supporters can hear. The bar is also open after the game, with a presentation for United’s man of the match.

Entry is free for all season ticket holders, while for non-season ticket holders it’s just £1, which goes directly to the 12th Man Fund.

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Flag Day
Every United fan is being encouraged to bring a flag, banner or scarf to Saturday's match to help make it an atmosphere to remember. If you are coming along then bring a flag, or something yellow, and making as much noise as possible.  
Numerous large flags will be placed across the back of the East and North Stands and across empty seats that separate fans in the North Stand. So the Yellow Army is appealing for fans to bring flags to place on the barriers at the front of each section of the home ends and waving flags to complete the display. 

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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 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 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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