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Mansfield Preview

15 November 2013

United are back on the road against the Stags

We look ahead to this Saturday's SkyBet League 2 trip to Mansfield. 


Tom Newey is expected to be fit for the journey to Field Mill despite going off in last week’s 2-2 draw with Gateshead with concussion, but United will be without captain Jake Wright after he pulled a hamstring in the same match. He joins Jon Meades and Alfie Potter on the treatment table, with Andy Whing being handed the captain’s armband in his absence. Whing missed last week’s match with an ankle injury but should be fit to start against Mansfield.

Hear the thoughts of assistant boss Mickey Lewis in this week’s Preview Show, where you can also see interviews with Michael Raynes and Jake Wright.

The Opposition 

Mansfield could be without striker Ollie Palmer, who tore his hamstring in last week’s FA Cup at St Albans. But they could be boosted by the return of captain John Dempster after the former United defender came through a behind-closed-doors friendly against Bradford City this week.

The Stags are currently without a goal in 428 minutes of league football but after ending their drought with an 8-1 thrashing of St Albans City last week in the FA Cup manager Paul Cox believes his side have what it takes to inflict a first away defeat of the season on the U’s. He told “We need to get back to [doing] what we’re good at and we did that [last] Saturday. Every team goes through little blips. We know that we’ve got a hard run between now and Christmas, but I’m sure the lads will embrace that.

“The quality in this league is consistent. There aren’t any easy games and every team we play will have something about them. If you don’t give teams the respect they deserve, you will get punished – it’s as simple as that.”


The Yellow Army are mobilising in numbers once again for what has been dubbed ‘The Big Away Day’. This game is TICKET ONLY and tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold to Oxford United supporters on the day of the game. Tickets are on sale NOW until 3pm this afternoon. Prices are as follows:

Adult £18.00
Over 60 £13.00
Ambulant Disabled on medium level disability allowance (no carer) £13.00
*Student £13.00
7-16 Year Old £8.00
6 & Under Free (with a paying adult)
Wheelchair supporters, prices as above (including free carer) 

*Ambulant disabled supporters receiving high level disability allowance, prices as above (including free carer)
*ID required

Departure Times: Ice Rink 10.45am – Stadium 11.00am
This game has been designated an “away day” by the Yellow Army and in view of this, the London Road Club are waiving the non-members premium for this game. Supporters wishing to use this service are requested to book before 5.30pm on Monday 11th November to allow the maximum number of coaches to be booked.  Please note NO alcohol is permitted on LRC coaches.
Prices are as follows:
Adults £15, Juniors £13.00

Call 01865 337533 to book a place on the coach.

TRAVEL (120 miles by car from Oxford)

Take the M1 exiting at junction 28, then take the A38 to Mansfield, after around 6 miles turn right into Belvedere Street (at crossroads), then after a quarter of a mile turn right into Quarry Lane.

There is a small car park in the ground which is available on a first come first served basis costing £5.00 per car.  It is very limited so you are advised to get there as early as possible to avoid disappointment

By Rail:
Get off at Mansfield's train station and cross over the road where you will see a retail park and also the floodlights of our ground.  It is literally a 5 minute walk
Further travel information can be obtained by going to:

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The bookies are divided on this game with wins for either Oxford or Mansfield currently at 8/5, while a draw is 12/5. But if you don’t fancy those there are 53 different markets you can place your money on, including:

Correct Score
Oxford 1-0 13/2
Oxford 2-0 11/1
Oxford 2-1 9/1
Oxford 3-0 28/1
Oxford 3-1 22/1

Draw 0-0 17/2
Draw 1-1 5/1
Draw 2-2 14/1
Draw 3-3 66/1
Draw 4-4 250/1

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- 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.

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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. Join the ever-increasing number of fans using The Wall as we bring you exclusive Tunnel Cam access.

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