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12 August 2014

We look ahead to the Capital One Cup clash at Ashton Gate

We look ahead to Oxford United's trip to Bristol City in the Capital One Cup. 

Max Crocombe returns to the starting line up as United head for Ashton Gate. The New Zealand under 20 international goalkeeper missed out in the opener against Burton on Saturday but with George Long ineligible Crocombe starts tonight as United look to cause a cup upset.

Johnny Mullins stands by to replace Michael Raynes who landed awkwardly in Saturday's game and is a major doubt. There could also be a full debut for Jon Meades who has looked sharp in pre-season after missing all of last year with injury.

See Michael Appleton previewing the game and talking about the selection options in Yellow Player where we also have a great  Preview Show featuring Max Crocombe, Steve Basham and an exclusive tour of the new-look changing rooms

City got off to an excellent start with a win at Sheffield United on Saturday but boss Steve Cotterill is warning his side not to let that win lead to overconfidence among a squad tipped by many for promotion:

"Winning on Saturday has helped team spirit, because it feels as though we are up and running" he said."But you have to be careful not to get too carried away. It's like the boxer who lands a good jab and thinks 'I've got him'. Then he relaxes and leaves himself open and the other guy chins him. We have to be very, very careful of that."

Former United loanee Karleigh Osborne is expected to return to the side as Cotterill makes changes for the Capital One Cup.

United fans are reminded that the game is ALL TICKET for away fans. 

There are still tickets available  but if you are coming to Ashton Gate then you need to buy them before 3pm

Prices for this fixture are as follows: 

Adult £12.00 
65 & over £6.00 
Under 21 £6.00 
*Under 19 (with a paying adult) £1.00 

*Full paying adults purchasing a ticket will be entitled to buy up to a maximum of five under-19 tickets at this price. 

Wheelchair and ambulant-disabled supporters prices as above (includes free carer). 

Supporters please note that any pre-paid tickets not collected from the Oxford United ticket office will be available for collection at the away turnstiles at Ashton Gate. 

Kick-off 7.45pm 
Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol BS23 2EJ  


Departure Times: Stadium 4.00pm – Ice rink 4.15pm 

Adult member £13.00 
Adult non-member £15.00 
Junior member £11.00 
Junior non-member £13.00 

Coach tickets are available at the ticket office during normal office hours in person or by phone (01865 337533)  

If you can't be with us then log on to Yellow Player, where we have commentary of the whole game live, plus video interviews with all the key men, an On the Road report and match highlights for you to see.
Yellow Player is the ONLY place on the internet that you can hear the game online, so don't miss out! 

United are at 9/2 to win  or at 16/1 to win 2-1, City to be winning at half time with United to win at full time is at 40/1, or fans could have United to win both halves at 18/1. 

Striker Carlton Morris is at 11/1 to score the first goal, or Alfie Potter is at 12/1 as the last goal scorer.   

You can win £5,000 with the Sky bet Transfer Fund, and £250,000 for the U's to spend in the January window. All fans have to do is link their Sky Bet account with Oxford United before beginning betting: we would love as many fans as possible to sign up. 

To take a look at all the odds and have a flutter on The U’s just click HERE

THIS SITE is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:
- Full team news 
- Stats, text commentary and line-ups throughout the match
- 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. 

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