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25 January 2013

We look ahead to Saturday's big game

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

Team News

United have Deane Smalley and Adam Chapman available again after injury as they head for Fleetwood for the very first time. The pair have trained for the last two weeks and are included in the squad who travelled north on Friday morning for the game.

James Constable misses the game as he serves the last of his four game ban, but will be back for the home game against Burton on Tuesday night. In his absence Manager Chris Wilder must decide whether to bring Tom Craddock back into the line-up after a change of shape at Bradford last time out. Liam Davis is ruled out with a hamstring problem. 

See a full preview show in Yellow Player, featuring a Deane Smalley interview, along with the thoughts of Mickey Lewis in another video exclusive.

The Opposition
Fleetwood Town skipper Rob Atkinson told the official Fleetwood website that both teams will be ready for action this weekend after recent postponements.

“Obviously both teams will want to take the points and I think it will be a close game" he said. "We’ve been mentally and physically preparing for this game and training hard after the unfortunate postponement at Barnet. The lads will be eager to perform and we are all in good shape”.

The Cod Army are rumoured to be close to signing Hull city midfielder Paul McKenna, a former team mate of Manager Graham Alexander who took over the reins at Highbury in November.


npower League 2, Saturday 26th January, kick-off 3.00pm
Highbury Stadium, Park Avenue, Fleetwood, FY7 6TX

Oxford United fans have been allocated covered standing tickets in the Percy Ronson stand and covered seating in the Parkside stand. Please note that admission prices to the stadium increase on the day of the game. Advance tickets are now on GENERAL SALE until 3.00pm on Friday 25th January at the following prices:
Over 65£8.00£10.00
Under 15£5.00£7.00
Under 5FreeFree
Over 65£10.00£12.00
Under 15£7.00£9.00
Under 5FreeFree

Ambulant disabled supporters’ prices as above (including free carer).

Supporters requiring wheelchair access to the stadium should contact Dave Holloway at Fleetwood Town on 01253 775080 or email

Fleetwood Town have advised supporters to take care of the condition of their tickets as the club operates a bar code entry system.

TRAVEL (220 miles from Oxford) 
Exit the M6 at Junction 32 and take the M55 towards Blackpool. Then leave the M55 at Junction 3 and take the A585 towards Fleetwood.
On the outskirts of the town you will come to a roundabout with Blackpool and Fylde College on your left. Continue straight on towards Fleetwood but after the roundabout take the first left into Copse Road.
After about a mile as you pass Fleetwood Fire station, branch left and turn left on to Radcliffe Road, as if you were going back on yourself. Then take the next right on to Stanley Road and the stadium is at the bottom of this road on the left.
Unfortunately no parking is available at the ground but street parking is permitted on the surrounding roads.
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