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PREVIEW: Oxford United v Bury

12 December 2014

We look ahead to Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 match

•    United look to keep unbeaten run going
•    Barnett leads the line for last time
•    Season Ticket holders can bring a Friend for FREE
•    Read all about it in the match day magazine.

Tyrone Barnett will be looking to end his loan at Oxford United with a goal as the U's welcome Bury in Sky Bet League 2. The on-loan Peterborough striker has scored three goals in his last two games but reaches the maximum 93rd day of his loan on Saturday. There are plenty of attacking options waiting in the wings for the U's though with John Campbell and Wes Burns hoping for a first appearance in the yellow shirt and Will Hoskins and James Roberts back in training after injury.

Having gone five games unbeaten the U's also welcome Chey Dunkley back into the squad after he was ineligible against Tranmere in the cup last weekend.

See Micky Lewis, Tareiq Holmes-Dennis and Johnny Mullins give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player.

By contrast Bury are without a win in five games with an FA Cup draw against Luton ending a four game losing streak. Boss David Flitcroft celebrated a year in charge this week.

“As a football club and as a team we are evolving and striving to get better,” he said of the anniversary. “Have we made progress? I think 100 per cent, in every area.We just need to keep having the belief that if we stick together and show the similar sort of progress we made last season, then that will continue this season and the seasons beyond that.”

Bring a Friend for FREE
Season ticket holders can bring a friend for FREE on Saturday.

All you have to do is present Voucher F to the ticket office or call 01865 337533 to book the free ticket for a friend, colleague or family member.

It’s the last home game before Christmas, so book your seats and get behind the U’s. With so many people likely to be collecting tickets it would save a lot of time if fans collecting pre-booked tickets could have Voucher F ready to present when they get to reception, and supporters are asked to allow a little extra time when collecting tickets.

Call 01865 337533 to book your free seat or book your place at

Fans in the Family Area can join us in Olly's Den once again. This brand new area features table tennis, shooting tests, player visits and giant games and is free to enter. Meet Olly and Olivia the Ox and enjoy the build up to kick-off in Olly's Den.

The Football Special Buses are running as usual and offer cheap and easy transport to all league games. Click HERE for timetables and routes. Please note that the timetables are now back to normal following the roadworks on the ring road.

The Matchday Magazine is another belter this weekend.  It's the last home game before Christmas so as an extra present we've packed the magazine with interviews galore. The big interview is with midfielder Danny Rose, plus we have  Sam Humphreys, Wes Burns and Tyrone Barnett.

Riding high in the UK charts at the moment is David Guetta, and you can win his latest album on our competitions page.

Chairman Darryl Eales outlines some exciting future developments, while Head Coach Michael Appleton and captain Jake Wright have their say. We have our usual round up of events around League Two, plus an in-depth look at the Shakers.

We have action, we have history, we have statistics and we have some great editorial features, so make sure you pick up a copy of your matchday magazine for just £3 (plus a copy of Saturday's Oxford Mail while stocks last) from sellers around the ground.

Remember that you can download a copy from our website at from 1pm on Saturday. (9am for subscribers).

Be sure to pick up a Fifty/50 half time draw ticket from one of our sellers around the ground. The first prize is regularly £1,000 plus so you don’t want to miss out on what could be £1 very well spent!

With Christmas almost here visit the Club Shop. The home and away kits are both available in the club shop in all sizes, as well as a wide range of  training and leisure wear. Call in for a browse in the club shop or new mobile shop which is situated outside the South Stand.

If you fancy a flutter on Saturday’s game then SKY BET is the place to visit.

Every bet you place benefits the U's and with great odds on every game why go anywhere else?

For the full range of odds available on the match 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 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.


We have teamed up with club sponsors Black n Rounds for a brand new skills test for the players: the Black n Rounds Challenge. Players need to do the full 'Round' of foot, thigh, shoulder, head and then down the other side. This week Josh Ruffels tries to beat leaders Danny Rose and Johnny Mullins.  YOU can win a copy of Football Manager 2015 by following @BlacknRounds on Twitter.

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