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PREVIEW Hartlepool United v Oxford United

19 December 2014

Match Previews

PREVIEW Hartlepool United v Oxford United

19 December 2014

Burns, Campbell and Dunkley return to squad

•    United look to start Christmas with a win
•    Burns, Campbell and Dunkley return
•    Tickets reduced to just £10
•    Full ticket and travel details

United welcome Wes Burns, John Campbell and Chey Dunkley back into the squad as they travel to Hartlepool. The trio were ineligible for the FA Cup trip to Tranmere on Tuesday night but return as the U's look to bounce back from their cup exit at Prenton Park.

Former Darlington and Jarrow Roofing striker Campbell could be set for his first senior appearance as he returns to his native north east, with two goals in two development games underlining his potential. However the game is a little too soon for fellow striker James Roberts, who played his first 45 minutes after injury in Wednesday's development game at Bournemouth. Sam Long returns to the squad after his loan at Kidderminster came to an end but Michael Raynes is again ruled out with an infected toe.

See Andy Whing and Michael Appleton give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player where we also have a great interview with Manor Legend Jason Seacole.

Saturday sees Ronnie Moore take charge of Hartlepool for the first time and the 61-year-old boss is demanding an extra 20% from his players as they look to climb off the bottom of the table.

“They aren’t my players at the moment, but if we can get another 20 per cent out of them then all the better," he said. "My teams always work hard – that is not an extra for me – if you are picking your wages up then come out here and get a sweat on and roll your sleeves up. If you do that then the crowd get behind you. They have worked hard all week and want some enjoyment.

"I can take pressure all day long – pressure is for wimps. This is about earning a living and going out and earning results."

Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 20th December 2014 kick off 3.00pm
Victoria Park, Clarence Rd, Hartlepool TS24 8BZ

Tickets are just £10 for this game for all spectators. Oxford fans who purchased at the original higher price can get a refund at the Hartlepool ticket office before the game.

Wheelchair as above with PA free.
Ambulant as above with PA free.
All disabled must be higher-rate disability living allowance; proof of ID needed when entering turnstiles.

London Road Travel
The club has laid on FREE coaches to the game but these are now fully booked. They depart from the stadium at 8.00 am. 

If you fancy a flutter then do it with Sky Bet. every account opened earns United money, every bet placed earns them a little more.

For the full range of odds available on the match click HERE

If you can’t be with us 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 plus extended highlights.

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:

-    An exciting match console
-    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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