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Fleetwood Preview

4 April 2014

We look forward to Saturday as Oxford United welcome Fleetwood in Sky Bet League 2

United welcome Fleetwood Town to the Kassam Stadium tomorrow (3pm) in Sky Bet League 2. Here we present a full guide to the game.

Team News
United welcome back Tom Newey and Dave Kitson after suspension and injury. Newey comes back after a three game ban following a red card at Chesterfield while Kitson has trained all week after a hamstring problem and is likely to be involved as Gary Waddock takes charge at the Kassam Stadium for the first time.

See Gary previewing the game in Yellow Player right now where we also have a great Preview Show ahead of the game

The Opposition 
Fleetwood boss Gary Alexander is a former teammate of Gary Waddock when the pair were at Luton Town together in their playing days

“We want to try and get into that top three, but we’ll only do that by winning games,” he said. “It’s an important stage of the season, so we need to win as many games as possible.The players are focused on the job in hand because we’ve got six massive games coming up.”

“They (Oxford) are a good team who have been up there at the top early in the season. I know Gary from my playing days. He’s a great professional and a great guy. He’s trying to change their style a little bit and they’ll be a tough opponent.We have to make sure we continue against a good opponent, though, and make sure we go there looking to win the game.”

Last time We Met

It’s Military Day on Saturday and there are two great offers for all fans who buy before 5.30pm on Friday:

One adult and one child in the South Stand Lower for just £10

Buy One Get One Free on adult tickets in the East Stand

Please note that they are only available on advance tickets and NOT available on the day of the match.

There is also a half-price ticket offer for all serving military personnel 

Call 01865 337533  or visit for details and to book.

Getting Here
The Football Special buses are running as for all league matches. Click HERE for information on bus routes to get here as well as parking and travel advice.

Guest of Honour
Come along and meet Special guest Trevor Hebberd. The United legend will be with us in the 12th Man Bar at around 1.30pm to meet fans. Read a great interview with him in the Matchday Magazine then have a chat with one of our Milk Cup heroes.

Be well read...
New head coach Gary Waddock is the main focus of attention in our Matchday Magazine with a fascinating four page insight into his career both as player and manager.

We also have a full-length exclusive interview with goalkeeper Ryan Clarke, while guest of honour Trevor Hebberd answers your questions. Dean Saunders features as a possible new member of United's Hall of Fame, and Lee Fowler is the player who Played for Both.

The chairman and captain both have their say, and regular features include the Squad Numbers series, which has now reached 22, and On the Spot, in which David Kitson joins the panel to give his typical forthright answers to the week's subjects.

All this, and much, much more, can be yours for just £3 (with a copy of Saturday's Oxford Mail, subject to availability) from sellers around the ground and in the concourses. Or if you're thoroughly modern why not download a copy from our website at, available from 1pm on Saturday afternoon (or 9am if you subscribe).

Military Day
Show your support, get behind the team, enjoy Military Day and make as much noise as possible to play your part.
There will be fantastic activities on the day will including;
• The Powerbag Challenge 
• A paintball range
• EOD (bomb disposal) display
• Laser clay pigeon shooting
• Waterloo band
• Army vehicles
• Pistol gallery
• Batak wall
• Face painting
• Snipers

To purchase your tickets go online to or call the ticket office on 01865 337533.

If you’re unable to make it to the match we’ll have full commentary live on Yellow Player, as well as video interviews with all the major players and highlights. Yellow Player is the ONLY place on the internet that you can hear the game online; join us for all the action.

This weekend is traditionally one of the biggest days for the Bookies with the Grand National being run at Aintree.

If you are going to have a bet, whether it's based on form or sticking a pin into a list, do it RIGHT HERE and your bet directly benefits Oxford United.

Join now and you can get up to £30 matched on your first bet - bet £30 and you get a free £30 to place on another bet.

Find all the best  odds on every United game with league sponsors Sky Bet, and remember that the club makes money from every new sign-up and subsequent bet placed. 

You can place your bet now by clicking HERE. The U’s are currently 7/4 to win , but there are also 52 other markets you can bet 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 25/1

First/Last Goalscorers
James Constable              13/2
Deane Smalley                 7/1
Sean Rigg                       10/1
Ryan Williams                  14/1

Or how about David Hunt to score in a 3-1 win: a fiver would get you £2,000!!

This Site is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:
- Full coverage with our Match Live console
- 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
Log on to Player and also keep an eye on Yellow Wall throughout the game. Log on and see extras and interact with the game, all in Yellow Wall

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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