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Port Vale Preview

1 March 2013

We look forward to Saturday's big game

We look ahead to tomorrow's big home match against Port Vale.

Team News
United welcome back Andy Whing and Lewis Montrose as they take on second-placed Port Vale at the Kassam Stadium (3pm). It is a big few days for the U's with the home game against Vale followed by another home game against Rotherham United on Tuesday night.

Whing dropped out with illness on Tuesday morning, missing the win over leaders Gillingham, a game which Montrose had to sit out against his former club. Both should be available again as United look to build on that important win.

Manager Chris Wilder changed shape and personnel at Priestfield with top scorers James Constable and Tom Craddock both dropping to the bench and it will be fascinating to see whether the U's change again on Saturday.

See Chris Wilder, Sean Rigg and Tony Capaldi previewing the game in Yellow Player. 

The Opposition 

Back to back home defeats, including Tuesday night's reverse against Exeter City, have dented Vale's form but they remain five points clear of the play-offs with a game in hand. Manager Adams said after the Exeter game:

"We're as frustrated by it as the supporters are. It's a little bit baffling, I have to say, particularly when you consider the performance we put in at Torquay United on Saturday. I was disappointed because we just never got going and we got what we deserved in the end, which was nothing.

"But while we've lost another game, we'll pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and get on with it.

"It's easy to be critical or to point the finger, but we'll have a look at everything," he said. "I've always said we've got a decent squad, and it might be time for the people that have been on the sidelines to have a run in the side.

"But we'll have a look at it and pick the team we think will give us the best chance of a result at Oxford on Saturday."

Tickets are available at advanced prices via the phones or via 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 for Vale and Rotherham at the same time to save time and money.

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Getting Here
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Be well Read...
Oxford United's award-winning programme will, of course, be on sale all around the ground

This week's edition features a fascinating interview with Alfie Potter, the thoughts of Sean Rigg as he faces his former club plus articles on Josh Parker, Mike Ford and 60's keeper Mike Richards. There is a sad tale of the day that Olly the Ox went parachuting and an excellent article on anti-homophobia day and of course Ian Lenagan, Chris Wilder and Jake Wright all have their say.

You can win match tickets plus we have album downloads to give away from Darwin Deez.

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 or call 01865 337523 for further details.

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