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11 January 2013

We look forward to Saturday's big game

We look ahead to tomorrow's npower League 2 game at Bradford City.

Team News

United welcome back Peter Leven and Justin Richards to the squad plus loan signing Lewis Montrose for the first time as they return to league action.

Leven missed out on Tuesday night against Southend through injury while Richards was cup-tied in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy after making his first appearance since joining from Burton in last Saturday's FA Cup game against Sheffield United.

Montrose was cup tied for both of the last two matches but is now eligible for the first time and could feature in midfield.

With James Constable serving the third game of his four match suspension Richards is likely to partner Tom Craddock up front.

See a full preview show in Yellow Player, featuring Justin Richards interview, along with the thoughts of Chris Wilder  in another video exclusive.

Read the Manager's thoughts HERE

The Opposition
After their Capital One Cup heroics in midweek, when they beat Aston Villa 3-1 in the first leg of the semi-final, assistant boss Steve Parkin has urged the home fans to get behind the team once again against the U's

 “The fans have been absolutely fantastic this season and we’ve given them a lot of fond memories and good performances. If we can join hands together tomorrow, the team and the fans, then hopefully we can make sure of getting the points" he told the Bradford Telegraph and Argus.

“Our focus is very much the league. We don’t want to drop down and if we get the win, we’ll be right up there again.

Parkin added: “Nobody should be fooled or expect us to be playing the same Oxford team when we won away from home. They were on a poor run and low in confidence. But they’ve got a good manager and I’m sure he’s got them in the right frame of mind as the results have proved. We’ll have to play as well as we did against Aston Villa to get three points.”

New signing Andy Gray is expected to be on the bench after joining from Leeds.


nPower League 2, Saturday January 12th 2013, kick-off 3.00pm, Coral Windows Stadium, Valley Parade, Bradford BD8 7DY

Oxford United fans have been allocated covered seating in the Midland Road Stand. This fixture is PAY ON THE DAY and prices are as follows:

Adults £20.00
Over 60’s £14.00
Students (with valid NUS card) £15.00
15 & Under £12.00
Wheelchair supporters, prices as above (inc free carer)
Ambulant disabled supporters (with relevant documentation) prices as above (inc free carer)  

TRAVEL (191 miles from Oxford)
From the South take M1 or A1 northbound to join M62 westbound.
At end of motorway take the middle or right hand lane and follow signs for Ring Road East (under tunnel) onto Rooley Lane (signs Leeds/Bradford Airport). McDonalds is now on your left. Over traffic lights at Asda Superstore and turn left at roundabout into Wakefield Road. Stay in middle lane. Over two roundabouts staying in middle lane (signs to Shipley & Skipton) on to Shipley Airedale Road (A6037) which then becomes Canal Road. After Tesco, Staples & P C World (on left) go over traffic lights and turn left into Station Road (A6177) and left again into Queens Road. 
Up hill to third set of traffic lights and turn left into Manningham Lane. After Gulf Petrol Station (on left), take first left into Valley Parade for Stadium. 
Supporters are advised that there is NO public car parking at the stadium on matchdays and there is very limited street parking.

Travel details supplied by 

Departure Times: Stadium 9.00am – Ice Rink 9.15am 
Fares: Adult Member £18.00, Adult Non-Member £20.00
            Junior Member £16.00, Junior Non-Member £18.00

The Odds 
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Odds correct at time of writing
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.
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.


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