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15 March 2013

Full Preview as United welcome the Spireites

We look ahead to this Saturday's big home match against Chesterfield. 

Team News
United look to continue where they left off on Tuesday when they welcome Chesterfield to the Kassam Stadium (3pm). After Tuesday's dramatic late win against Barnet the U's are in red-hot form and looking to close the gap on the play-off sides above them. 

United will still be without left back Tony Capaldi who is ruled out with a back injury picked up during the win at Plainmoor last Saturday, but have Liam Davis back in the squad after illness. Lewis Montrose is still unavailable due to an ongoing hamstring problem, joining long-term absentees Peter Leven, Justin Richards and Ryan Clarke in the treatment room but United received a  boost to their attacking options this week with the return of striker Jon-Paul Pittman to full first team training.the former Wycombe striker has come through a full week of full training without any problems and assistant manager Mickey Lewis said that he would very much be in the managements plans as United enter the final phase of the season. 

Wayne Brown will be on the bench as goalkeeping cover with Max Crocombe now with the New Zealand under 20 squad for their World Cup qualifying games in Fiji.

See  Mickey Lewis and striker James Constable previewing the game in Yellow Player along with yet another excellent full preview show. 

The Opposition 
Chesterfield manager Paul Cook is anticipating a tough afternoon despite a 2-0 victory over Bristol Rovers last weekend.

Cook told http://www.chesterfield-fc.co.uk “When you go to Oxford, for you to come away with a result there, you’re going to have to play well.It’s about us turning up on Saturday, playing well and representing our supporters in a correct and proper manner.

“If we do that I believe we can win the game.”

Experienced striker Jack Lester and french forward Armand Gnanduillet look set to start up front for the Spireites with Tendayi Darikwa and Drew Talbot pressing for returns after missing out due to injury and illness.

Tickets
Tickets are available at advance prices 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. Tickets for United's away match to Northampton Town are now on general sale, call in at the ticket office this Saturday to save time when booking your tickets.

Tickets's for United's next home match on Good Friday when they welcome Morecambe to the Kassam Stadium are now on sale, book your seat and come and cheer the U's on.

Sunday is Ladies Day
There is another massive game here on Sunday when Oxford United Ladies take on Everton in the 5th round of the Women's FA Cup. Kick off is at 4pm and admission is just £5 adults, £3 for under 16s and over 65s.

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

Be well read...

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 mbrodetsky@oufc.co.uk or call 01865 337523 for further details.

Saturday's magazine features all the usual winning content plus the chance to win the new album by the Local Natives and tickets for a home game. 

Also featured is a full-length interview with ex-Chesterfield man Deane Smalley, and an interview with goalkeeper Wayne Brown on the goalkeeping situation now that Max Crocombe has joined up with the New Zealand Under 20's squad.  Plus new man Scott Davies features on the front cover.

Coverage
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 and match highlights for you to see.
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Betting
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So what are you waiting for? Just click HERE to take a look

This Site
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 key moments
- See highlights and 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. L oast Tuesday's prize of £727 has still to be claimed. If you have ticket number 282098 then get in touch ASAP


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