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Morecambe v Oxford United Match Preview

19 August 2014

A full guide as The U's head for the Globe Arena

We look ahead to Oxford United's trip to Morecambe in Sky Bet League 2. 


United have no new injury worries as they head for the league leaders tonight. Long term absentees Ryan Clarke and Andy Whing continue to make good progress but are still at least six weeks away from a return to contention. Michael Raynes is fully fit again after landing awkwardly in the first game of the season against Burton and could return to the starting eleven as Michael Appleton looks for his first league win.

Alex Jakubiak impressed as a sub at Mansfield on Saturday and could be handed a full debut while Josh Ruffels also did well as a sub and could return to the side.

See Micky Lewis previewing the game and talking about the selection options in Yellow Player, where we also have a great Preview Show featuring Jon Meades. 

Jim Bentley's men stormed to a 3-2 win over Newport at the weekend the hard way after going 2-0 down. “We were very poor in the first half" Bentley told the Lancashire Evening Post.“I don’t want to be going through the season as England’s comeback kings again but credit where credit’s due. There were a few stern words and a couple of changes at half-time.

“Then we went about our jobs in the manner we know we can do and we ran out winners. It was a fantastic game of two halves. We all know in Morecambe if someone puts that wind machine on down at the prom it can have an effect on the game.  I expect a little bit more desire.”

Sky Bet League 2, Tuesday 19th August, kick-off 7.45pm 
Globe Arena, Christie Way, Morecambe LA4 4TB

United fans have been given unreserved covered seating in the PMG Stand for this fixture. Entry to the stadium is by CASH ONLY on the night through turnstiles 3 & 4 and prices are as follows: 

Adult: £21 
Over 65 £17.00 
*Student £17.00 
14 – 18 year old £6.00 
Under 14: Up to 3 can enter for free with a paying adult 

*ID required 

Wheelchair and ambulant disabled supporters prices as above (includes free carer). On arrival at the stadium, please go to the ticket office or club shop to purchase your tickets. 


Departure Times: Stadium 1.15pm 

Adult member £22.00 
Adult non-member £24.00 
Junior member £20.00 
Junior non-member £22.00 

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 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.

OUFClive will be bringing you regular updates on Twitter from 6.45pm onwards. 

There is still plenty of time to win £5,000 for you and £250,000 for the U's to spend in the transfer window.

The Sky Bet Transfer Fund gives one fan the chance to win £250,000 for their Football League club and the winner will also receive an individual cash prize of £5,000! Just register as an Oxford fan and every £1 you bet earns one prize draw token. Simple. We have had a great response from U's fans so far (thank you if you have already registered) but need as many fans as possible to sign up. The club makes money just for a sign up, so CLICK HERE to help the U's  

The U's are an attractive 15/8 to win or 9/1 to win 2-1. 

There are great odds on first goalscorer as well:  

Carlton Morris           13/2  
Danny Hylton            13/2  
Alfie Potter                15/2 
Alex Jakubiak             8/1 
Danny Rose                9/1  
Junior Brown             12/1  

To be in with a chance of £5,000 just link your 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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