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Birmingham Preview

19 July 2013

Join us as United start their home pre-season games

United return to home action tomorrow (Saturday) as they welcome Championship contenders Birmingham City to the Kassam Stadium in a pre-season friendly (kick-off 3pm)

The U's have been impressive on the road so far against Ardley, Alloa and Berwick but face stiffer opposition against Lee Clark's side. United have no injury worries and trialist Matt Heath has recovered from a rolled ankle and may feature after sitting out the last two games. The experienced former Colchester centre-half is joined by midfielders Danny Rose and Jon Meades who both missed the game at Berwick as a precaution. Youngster Josh Shama also returns having missed the Scottish trip to rest a knee problem..

Striker Dave Kitson, and defenders David Hunt and Tom Newey, make home debuts while Ryan Clarke starts his first game since a double shoulder operation half-way through last season.

The U's will wear their new home shirt with sponsors Animalates for the very first time and will then unveil the new away kit the following Saturday as we welcome Coventry City to the Kassam Stadium.

See Chris Wilder's thoughts on the game HERE

The Opposition
Birmingham will send a full squad which is likely to include two familiar faces. Left back Liam Davis is on trial at St Andrews after leaving the U's this summer while striker Matt Green has signed for the Blues after helping Mansfield Town back into the Football league last season.

Come and Join Us
Tickets are available for just £10 in advance for adults via the phones or via www.oufctickets.co.uk 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. 
Book your seat and come and cheer the boys on.

Match Programme
Our multi-award winning matchday programme is available in a smaller 'taster' edition tomorrow. Read the views of Ian Lenagan, Chris Wilder and Jake Wright and find out all the news of the U's for just £2


Can't be with us?
If you can't be with us then try out Yellow Player, where we have commentary of the whole game live, plus video interviews with all the key men.
Yellow Player has pre-match thoughts from Chris Wilder and Ryan Clarke for you to enjoy right now.


Official Site coverage
www.oufc.co.uk 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 action 
- 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

Fifty/50
Make sure you buy a Fifty-50 lottery ticket to be in with a chance of winning a big cash prize. Tickets are on sale all around the ground including from the concourse programme sellers, with the draw at half-time.
The result will appear right here as soon as it is made.


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