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28 March 2013

Full Preview as United take on Morecambe on Good Friday

We look ahead to Good Friday's big home match against Morecambe. 

Team News
United look to find that finishing touch in front of goal when they welcome Morecambe to the Kassam Stadium this Friday (3pm). 

They have performed well in their last two outings against Chesterfield last time here at home, and against Northampton last Saturday, but have been lacking that killer goal. Striker Jon-Paul Pittman is expected to make a return to the squad as the U's enter the must-win stage of the season.

However striker Deane Smalley is ruled out with a hamstring problem for the next two weeks, while Tony Capaldi is unlikely to play again this season. Lewis Montrose has now been confirmed as missing the remaining games with a hamstring strain, joining Peter Leven and Justin Richards on the sidelines.

United have been looking to bring in a loan player ahead of the game and we will have full news if this happens.

The Opposition 
Morecambe, currently in 13th place, are without a win in their last four games. The meeting at the Globe Arena earlier this season was a very close affair with a late goal from Harry Worley earning the U's a 1-1 draw.

Tickets
Tickets are available via the phones or via www.oufctickets.co.uk where you can pick your exact seat and see the approximate view from that position. The phonelines are open on 01865 337533 or call in person at the Ticket Office. Seat tickets for United's Easter Monday away trip to Aldershot Town are available from the ticket office, call in tomorrow before the game to purchase those, otherwise terrace places are pay on the day for away supporters.

Tickets for United's last two home matches of the season against Wycombe Wanderers and Rochdale are available to purchase, and are cheaper if purchased in advance. Why not book both at once to save time and money. 

Get your tickets and come and cheer United on, in what could well be an interesting climax to the season. 

Saturday is Ladies Day
There is another massive game here on Saturday 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. Tickets purchased for the original date remain valid. 

Come along and support the Ladies in what is the biggest match in their history.

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.

Good Friday's magazine features all the usual winning content plus the chance to win the new album by The Cribs and tickets for a home game.  

Also featured is a full-length interview with striker Jon-Paul Pittman, and an interview with former Morecambe left back Tony Capaldi. Plus all the usual thoughts from the chairman, manager and captain Jake Wright. Also Luke O'Brien 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
You get the best odds from 60 bookmakers at Bet Butler. You get great odds on every United game, they give you £25 as a free bet, and you know that win or lose you help the U's because the club benefits from every single bet you place.

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. 


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