We look ahead to United's FA Cup replay at Gateshead tomorrow night
The Oxford United squad set off from the Kassam Stadium this morning en route to Gateshead for tomorrow night's televised FA Cup first round replay, stopping at Sheffield United for a training session on the way.
The good news for the U's is that striker Deane Smalley is travelling with the squad and could well be involved at the International Athletics Stadium. Manager Chris Wilder said: "Deane's trained this week. It's good to have him back involved and he'll be part of the squad tomorrow."
News from Gateshead is that the pitch will be covered ahead of the game and they are optimistic that the match will go ahead as scheduled.
Oxford fans will be housed in the East Stand, entry via turnstile 12, which will be open from 6.30pm. The Heed are producing a full-size 56-page FA Cup special edition programme, rather than reusing the one printed for the original postponed fixture.
Advanced tickets, priced at £5, are available from the Oxford United ticket office until 11.30 tomorrow morning. Telephone 01865 337533 for details.
On the night of the game, entry to the stadium will be by CASH ONLY at the turnstiles and prices are as follows:
*Over 60 £9.00
*16 & 17 Year Olds £7.00
*Under 16 £2.00
*Gateshead reserve the right to request proof of entitlement to reduced admission
LONDON ROAD CLUB COACHES:
Departure Times: Stadium 11.30am – Ice Rink 11.45am
Fares: Adult Member £29.00 Adult Non Member £31.00
Junior Member £27.00.00 Junior Non Member £29.00
Supporters who purchased coach tickets for the original fixture are entitled to discounted travel for the re-arranged game with prices as follows:
Adult Member £14.00 Adult Non Member £16.00
Junior Member £12.00 Junior Non Member £14.00
If you're not travelling to the game, you can watch the match live on TV at the Kassam Stadium. The game kicks off at 7.45pm and fans can watch BT Sport's coverage on big screens within the 12th Man Bar at the Stadium.
Players Sean Rigg, Jon Meades and Alfie Potter will be at the ground to watch the game and happy to offer a unique insight into the action.
Admission is just a £2 donation to the 12th Man Fund with the doors opening at 6.30pm.
Alternatively, you can follow United's Twitter feed @OUFClive and read a report here on the full-time whistle.