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8 February 2013

We look ahead to Saturday's big game

We look ahead to tomorrow's big match against Bristol Rovers.

Team News

United hope to have Lewis Montrose and Andy Whing available again after injury as they face a rejuvenated Rovers. Whing played 45 minutes in the Oxfordshire Senior Cup against Chinnor on Wednesday while Montrose is back in training after a hamstring strain.

With Peter Leven likely to be sidelined for eight weeks and Tom Craddock ruled out with a groin strain both Whing and Montrose are likely to feature in the squad, while Luke McCormick makes his home debut after impressing at Southend last week. Ryan Clarke misses out against his former club but Sean Rigg should play against the team he grew up with.

See Chris Wilder and Lewis Montrose previewing the game in Yellow Player. 

The Opposition 

Rovers have hit form under new boss John Ward and moved away from the drop zone in recent weeks.The vastly experienced Rovers manager knows that his side cannot rest on their laurels and need to keep things going:

“It is about working hard and concentrating on what happens next, you only look back for information" he told Rovers Official Site. “It has been great and we have had two late goals, which has been exciting, but if we go to Oxford and get sloppy and don’t work as hard then what is the point? That will be the message to the team and the supporters, as it is a ‘together’ thing, we have worked hard together and enjoyed those moment together, and want a few more of those.

 “They will be up for it because they are at home, and their manager saw our game against Cheltenham on Tuesday so they will have good information on us, but I have got to put that to one side.

“The Kassam Stadium is a good place, and it is still a relatively new ground. I understand there could be up to 2,000 Rovers people there, so there will be a lot of noise.”

Tickets are available at advance prices, saving you time and money on the day, 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. 

Due to recent postponements, fans are reminder that tonight's game will be voucher 16 in their season ticket books.

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Getting Here

Thinking of coming along and need to know more about parking, buses and public transport? Then click HERE

After a problem at the last game the buses will definitely be running not only for this match but also for all of the remaining games this season including rearranged fixtures.

Be well Read...

In tomorrow's Matchday Magazine we have a great interview with Andy Whing, including how getting back to playing will save him from heartache. Find out more in the match programme.

James Constable has a chat, Chairman Ian Lenagan, Manager Chris Wilder and captain Jake Wright have their say, while Max Crocombe tells us a little bit too much in Room 101.

There are great prizes to be won: tickets to a match and a 3 CD collection of Acid House Anthems. Sorted.

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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