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Fleetwood Preview

12 February 2013

Your indispensable guide to tonight's big game

We look ahead to tonight's big match against Fleetwood Town.

Team News

United will wait on the fitness of striker Justin Richards as they take on Fleetwood Town at the Kassam Stadium tonight (7.45pm). Richards limped off after a painful collision against Bristol Rovers on Saturday and has been undergoing intensive treatment but is rated 50/50. Alfie Potter, who replaced Richards at the weekend, stands by while Deane Smalley could come into the side for his first start of the year.

Tom Craddock is again ruled out with a groin injury but Andy Whing is fit and could come into the side after an ankle problem.

See Chris Wilder and Michael Raynes previewing the game in Yellow Player. 

The Opposition 

Boss Graham Alexander puts little store in the 3-0 scoreline from the two sides' meeting at Highbury last month:

“We won 3-0, but we hard to work hard to get into that position" the former Preston defender told the Blackpool Gazette. "It will be the same tonight. They have a very good manager and we know it will be a difficult game.”

The Cod Army could go into the automatic promotion places with a win but Alexander is taking nothing for granted: 

 “We could end up third or we could be ninth, but I am just looking at our points tally and at getting three points to add to that.”

Tickets are available at advance prices until 2pm today, saving you time and money on the night, via the phones or via where you can pick your exact seat and see the approximate view from that seat. The phonelines are open on 01865 337533 or call in person at the Ticket Office. 

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Getting Here

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Be well Read...

Tonight's match programme has the thoughts of Ian Lenagan, Chris Wilder and Jake Wright, the BBC's masterclass looks at Hugh Curran's antics against AS Roma in 1973, while Les Taylor goes head-to-head with Lucas Cominelli.

You want more? Well in order to update the programme we have introduced an eight-page folded insert into the original edition, which has up-to-date news on one side and on the other a fantastic poster featuring 21 United legends. The poster is FREE with the programme tonight.

All this, and yet more, for just £3 from vendors around the ground (including a free copy of the Oxford Mail while stocks last). Don't miss out!

The Matchday Magazine is available from sellers around the ground for just £3 (with a free copy of today's Oxford Mail, while stocks last) or if you miss out you can order one direct from the club - email or call 01865 337523 for further details.

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