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8 November 2013

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Gateshead Preview

8 November 2013

United prepare for the FA Cup

We look ahead to this Saturday's FA Cup first round game against Gateshead. 

Team News
United welcome back defender Tom Newey as they take on Gateshead in the FA Cup with Budweiser. The experienced left back missed last weekend's home game against Bristol Rovers after picking up five yellow cards this season but is eligible again and gives Manager Chris Wilder interesting choices to make at the back. United have not conceded from open play for five games and moved skipper Jake Wright to left back to cover for Newey's absence last week so Wilder must decide whether to bring the more familiar left back straight into the side or stick with the same back four.

Ryan Williams has been given permission by Fulham to play while on loan but Asa Hall is still waiting for clearance from Shrewsbury.

Alfie Potter will be out for two months with an ankle injury .

Ryan Clarke joins the fun in the Preview Show in Yellow Player where you can also see Chris Wilder's pre-match thoughts.

The Opposition 

Gateshead are currently eleventh in the Skrill Football Conference just four points off the Play-Off places. Manager Gary Mills is a very experienced boss who has previously been at clubs such as Notts County, Tamworth and York and was recently reported to have turned down a lucrative move to Forest Green Rovers. He was in confident mood ahead of Saturday's game:

"Bring it on! We'll go there and play our own game. We won't change the way we play to stop Oxford" he said. "The players have given me everything, we're in a good run and confident of getting a result."

Tickets are available at advance prices via the phones or via where you can pick your exact seat and see the approximate view from that seat. Buy in advance and tickets are just £10 for adults.
The phonelines are open on 01865 337533 or call in person at the Ticket Office. 

Getting Here
Please note that the Football Special Buses are NOT running for this cup game. For alternatives and travel and parking details click HERE

Be well read...

The matchday magazine is chock full of content for everyone tomorrow

Our big interview features David Hunt discussing the day he marked Wayne Rooney in the FA Cup while Ian Lenagan, Chris Wilder and Jake Wright all give us their thoughts.

You can get all this, along with a copy of Saturday's Oxford Mail (while stocks last) for just £2 from sellers around the ground. 

Remember if you can't be at the match you can download the magazine from 1pm at our website So there are no reasons why you can't read all about it.

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.
Yellow Player is the ONLY place on the internet that you can hear the game online; join us for all the action.


If you are going to have a bet on that then be sure to do it RIGHT HERE as the club makes money with every single sign up, and every bet you subsequently place.   

The U’s are a mean 4/7 to win on Saturday with the draw 14/5 but there are 42 different markets to have a bet on with some great odds, including:

Oxford 1-0 5/1
Oxford 2-0 11/2
Oxford 2-1 7/1
Oxford 3-0 10/1
Oxford 3-1 12/1

Draw 0-0 10/1
Draw 1-1 13/2
Draw 2-2 18/1
Draw 3-3 80/1
Draw 4-4 250/1

Oxford to win and both teams score 5/2

This Site 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.

Bring On The Wall
We will continue to test the capabilities of our brand new web feature The Wall throughout Saturday's game. Log on and join the fun. We had record numbers last game and bring you exclusive Tunnel Cam access.

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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