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PREVIEW Oxford United v Dagenham and Redbridge

29 August 2014

A full guide to Saturday's big game at the Kassam Stadium

  •   Full Preview as United take on the Daggers.
  •     Oxford United look for first win
  •     Hoskins stands by for debut
  •     Dagenham boss wary of the U's
  •     Ticket, travel and betting news

We look ahead to Saturday as United welcome Dagenham and Redbridge.

New signing striker Will Hoskins stands by to make his home debut as the U's look to get their first points on the board. The 28-year-old former Brighton forward made his first appearance at West Brom in the Capital One Cup and showed an impressive glimpse of what he can offer, grabbing an excellent assist for Danny Hylton’s equalising goal. Hoskins is likely to be involved, either from the start or coming off the bench, but left winger Junior Brown is suspended after being shown two yellow cards in the match at the Hawthorns. Alfie Potter, Callum O’Dowda and Alex Jakubiak compete to take his place, with on-loan Jakubiak then joining the Scotland under 19 squad on Sunday for two games against the Czech Republic

Head Coach Michael Appleton was delighted with his side's character and performance at the Hawthorns and told Yellow Player:

“In the second half and in extra time I couldn’t have asked for anymore from the players. We created lots and lots of opportunities and kept the ball really well at times against a Premier League side who showed us the utmost respect with the strong side they put out”.

United are now looking to build on that strong, positive performance and Appleton said: “I hope that the performances continue because the results will soon go for us if they do".

Come along and back United against the Daggers. Tickets are cheaper booked in advance. Call 01865 337533 to book your place or visit

Dagenham are looking for their third win in a row, the latest a 2-0 win over Mansfield, but manager Wayne Burnett is taking nothing for granted against the U's:
 “I’m expecting this to be one of the toughest games that we’ve faced so far this season" he said."They’re a team that will pass and move the ball around and we have to be ready."
Dagenham will have experienced striker Jamie Cureton available while former U's right back Damian Batt could return to the squad after injury.

Tickets are considerably cheaper if booked in advance. Call 01865 337533 to book now at advanced prices, or visit

With ongoing roadworks around the Heyford Hill and Kennington Roundabouts, fans are advised to leave an extra 15 minutes for their journey to the stadium.
The Football Special Buses are running again and offer cheap and easy transport to all league games PLEASE NOTE: pre-match buses will depart 25 minutes earlier under the new timetables introduced while the roadworks are in place.
Click HERE for full ticket and timetable details

Saturday’s 84 page edition of the multi-award winning Matchday Magazinefeatures the views of Michael Appleton, Captain Jake Wright, and Chairman Daryl Eales who once again outlines his long term vision for the club.
There is a full-length interview with right back Joe Riley, whilst we also spoke to Junior Brown, new signing Will Hoskins and Callum O’Dowda.
All this, and much more, costs just £3 (with a copy of the Oxford Mail while stocks last) from sellers around the ground or you can download a copy from our website at from 1pm on Saturday. (9am for subscribers).

If you fancy betting on Saturday’s game, then there is still time to enter the Sky Bet Transfer Fund competition and to win £250,000 for the club to spend, as well as an individual cash prize of £5,000!
For full details and a wide range of odds, CLICK HERE.

If you can’t be with us on Saturday, then live full match commentary is available in Yellow Player. Yellow Player is the ONLY place on the internet where you can listen to the game live, and there will also be video interviews with all the key men.

RIGHT HERE is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:
- The excellent match console to help you follow the game as it happens
- A full match report the minute the final whistle is blown
- A full photo gallery of all the key moments
- The manager and key players reactions in Yellow Player
- SMS subscribers will receive all the action straight to their mobiles.
Or follow @OUFClive on twitter for regular updates and all the action on Saturday.

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