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29 November 2013

All you need to know as table-topping United travel to Fleetwood

We look ahead to United’s important trip to Fleetwood.

Team News

There are no fresh injury concerns for the U’s ahead of tomorrow’s clash with promotion rivals Fleetwood Town. However, it is a young United squad which travels to Highbury with injuries to captain Jake Wright, Jon Meades, Alfie Potter, Sean Rigg and Andy Whing, who will be out until February with a groin tear which requires an operation.

That has provided United’s younger players with a chance to shine and Tyrone Marsh, Callum O’Dowda, Josh Ruffels, Sam Long, David Lynn, Matt Bevans and Max Crocombe are all involned tomorrow

You can see full interviews with assistant manager Mickey Lewis, Josh Ruffels, Sam Long and Michael Raynes, plus a fantastic promotional film you will not want to miss all in the Preview Show. Sign up to Yellow Player now to see it all.

The Opposition 

Fleetwood have been inconsistent in recent weeks, surprise defeats to Northampton and Accrington sandwiching a remarkable 5-4 victory over Mansfield. Manager Graham Alexander admitted his frustration with his side’s form, telling

“It just takes someone to grasp that chance and I think if we’d picked up a couple of draws instead of getting beat then we’d be up there, and that’s what we have to try and rectify. As a team who can win games we’ve done well on that front as I don’t think anyone’s won as many games as us or scored more goals than us, but we just have to make sure we’ve got that toughness throughout our team and not get beat when we don’t play well.”


Oxford United fans have been allocated both seating in the Parkside Stand and terrace tickets in the Percy Ronson Stand for this match.
Tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance and are now on general sale until 3.00pm on Friday 29th November. Prices are as follows:

Terrace:                  ADVANCE                      ON THE DAY

Adult                            £16.00                           £18.00
Over 65                        £11.00                           £13.00
Under 16                      £8.00                             £10.00
Under 5                        FREE                              FREE


Adult                         £18.00                                 £20.00
Over 65                     £13.00                                £15.00
Under 16                  £10.00                                 £12.00
Under 5                     FREE                                     FREE

Ambulant disabled prices as above (includes free carer).
Wheelchair supporters please contact Fleetwood Town on 0843 5153832 to purchase tickets.

TRAVEL (208 miles by car 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.
There are a limited number of parking spaces available at the ground but street parking is permitted on the surrounding roads.
Travel details supplied by 

Departure Times: Stadium 8.15am – Ice Rink 8.30am
Fares:  Adult Member £22.00 Adult Non Member £24.00
           Junior Member £20.00 Junior Non Member £22.00
Due to the cost of booking additional coaches, supporters wishing to travel on this service are asked to book their seats as soon as possible.

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Oxford 1-0 8/1
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