We look ahead to Saturday's big gameWe look ahead to Oxford United's trip to Mansfield Town in Sky Bet League 2.
United welcome George Long back into the squad as they travel to Mansfield Town on Saturday. The Sheffield United goalkeeper is ineligible in the Capital One Cup under the terms of his loan but comes back into comntention as United look to build on their win at Bristol City on Tuesday night.
Long competes with Max Crocombe for the goalkeeper position while Watford youngster Alex Jakubiak is included for the first time. The 17-year-old striker may feature on the bench, although United are monitoring Carlton Morris's fitness after he suffered a dead leg at Ashton Gate. Josh Ruffels suffered a similar injury and is a doubt but Michael Raynes is making excellent progress after a neck injury and could come back ito the squad.
See Michael Appleton previewing the game and talking about the selection options in Yellow Player, where we also have a great Preview Show featuring Alex Jakubiak, Alfie Potter and Andy Whing.
There are plenty of familiar faces in the Mansfeld squad: John Dempster, Ryan Tafazoli, midfielders Adam Murray and Simon Heslop and striker Alex Fisher have all had spells at the U's and Fisher will be out to impress after scoring his first goal for the club at Sheffield United in midweek.
Fisher is likely to lead the line since the Stags are withouth the suspended Matt Rhead, while Ollie Palmer and Liam Hearn are rated very doubtful. Defender Martin Riley is also a doubt, having been forced off in the latter stages of Wednesday’s clash at Bramall Lane with a suspected groin injury.
Please be aware that admission is by ADVANCE TICKET ONLY and there will be no sales on the day of the game. Tickets are on general sale until 3.00pm on Friday 15th August.
Any pre-paid tickets not collected from the Oxford United ticket office by 5.30pm on Friday will be taken to Mansfield for collection from the main ticket office near the Quarry Lane End.
Prices are as follows:
Over 60 £15.00
Disabled (no carer) £15.00
7-16 Year Olds £10.00
Under 6 FREE
There are 10 wheelchair spaces available, prices as above (includes free carer).
Ambulant disabled on HIGH DISABILITY allowance only, prices as above (includes free carer).
SAT NAV POSTCODE REFERENCE NG18 5DA
LONDON ROAD CLUB COACHES:
Departure times: Stadium 10.45am – Ice rink 11.00am
Adult member £15.00
Adult non-member £17.00
Junior member £13.00
Junior non-member £15.00
Coach tickets are now available at the ticket office during normal office hours in person or by phone (01865 337533) UNDER-14s MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A RESPONSIBLE ADULT ON LRC COACHES.
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United are 23/10 to win on Saturday, with the home side 6/5 and the draw 23/10 as well.
There are great odds on first goalscorer as well:
Danny Hylton 13/2
Alfie Potter 15/2
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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 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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