A full guide to SkyBet League 2's big game this weekend
Winger Sean Rigg returns to the squad after recovering from a hamstring picked up at Torquay last month. Rigg had been expected to be out for six weeks, but will be part of the matchday squad this weekend after making a quicker than expected recovery.
However, young striker Tyrone Marsh will miss out after hurting his ankle during the development squad game in mid week and will join James Constable (foot), Jake Wright (groin) and Jon Meades (ankle) on the treatment table.
You can find the full interview with Chris Wilder in Yellow Player, as well as the 15-minute Preview Show.
Chesterfield could hand a debut to new signing Ollie Banks, who joined the club from FC United of Manchester for an undisclosed fee on Monday. Experienced striker Gary McSheffrey could also be in line to feature after making his debut off the bench in last week’s 2-0 victory over AFC Wimbledon.
Manager Paul Cook told chesterfield-fc.co.uk that he was expecting fiercely competitive match, adding: “For me, Oxford are a good benchmark of where you want to be as a club. I couldn’t compliment Oxford enough. Certainly now, if somebody said to me we could finish above Oxford, I’d bite your hand off.”
“It is first versus second on paper but I think as a League 2 fixture Chesterfield versus Oxford would always be a big game no matter where the two teams are.”
Tickets are available 24/7 online from oufctickets.co.uk, over the phone on 01865 337533, or you can stop by the ticket office in person. Tickets will be available on the day but supporters are advised to buy in advance to save time and money.
Season Ticket holders looking to purchase their ticket for the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game against Portsmouth should note that with a big crowd expected the ticket office will be very busy ahead of kick-off. Please try and buy early to avoid the queues or come after the game when the ticket office will remain open.
The OX3 and OX7 bus services will be running again before and after the match, as for every home game this season. You can find more information HERE.
In this weekend’s unmissable Matchday Magazine we talk to striker Dave Kitson, fresh from opening his account for United against Cheltenham last week. Chairman Ian Lenagan, manager Chris Wilder and captain Jake Wright also give their views, while Oxford legends Dave Langan and Alan Judge answer your questions in our Q&A section, Sean Rigg and Tom Newey have their say on the topical footballing issues and James Constable is in the FM14 Football Manager Confidential hotseat.
You’ll also have the chance to win a free copy of SEGA’s highly-rated Rome: Total War II, and a free meal for four at Aziz Express.
The magazine costs just £3 and is available from sellers around the ground (including a copy of Saturday's Oxford Mail, while stocks last) or you can visit our website at www.matchdayfix.co.uk and download it there. Subscribe and it will be available from 9 o'clock on Saturday morning, or buy the download from 1pm on Saturday.
12TH MAN BAR
Milk Cup-winning duo Dave Langan and Alan Judge are our guests ahead of the visit of Chesterfield. They will be in the 12th Man supporters’ bar before kick-off to meet and greet fans and will be answering questions from 1:20pm onwards. Judge made 102 appearances for Oxford and became the oldest player to turn out for the U’s when he came out of retirement aged 42 in response to a goalkeeping injury crisis. Langan spent three years at United and made 134 appearances at right-back between 1984 and 1987.
United legends Jeremy Charles, Les Phillips and Peter Rhoades-Brown will be on hand to welcome supporters as usual. Entry to the bar is FREE for all season ticket holders and costs just £1 for non-season ticket holders, all of which goes into the 12th Man Fund. The bar will be serving Magners cider on draught for the first time this weekend, providing yet another reason to come and be a part of our new matchday experience.
Fans watching the game from the executive boxes will be able to sample a brand new menu available for the first time this weekend as we continue to improve our excellent executive package.
Match Sponsors for this game are LKT Electrical Services from Bicester. With many years of experience in the electrical industry, LKT Electrical Services are passionate about providing high quality work and excellent customer service, Take a look at their website HERE
FANCY A FLUTTER?
Chesterfield may be unbeaten and top of the league, but league sponsors Sky Bet currently have United as slight favourites to come out on top in a tight game with odds of 6/4 for an Oxford win. Dave Kitson is currently 6/1 to continue where he left off last week and open the scoring and those of you who fancy United to win 2-1 can get odds of 17/2. Simply click HERE for all the best odds from Sky Bet.
Every new customer gets a FREE £10 BET - no deposit required - and every time you place a bet you help the club.
If you can't get to the Stadium 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.
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 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.
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.