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PREVIEW Tranmere Rovers v Oxford United

16 December 2014

We look ahead to tonight's big match

•    United look to make it through to the Third Round of the FA Cup at the second attempt
•    Changes needed as Barnett goes back
•    Tickets reduced to just £12
•    Full ticket and travel details

United will have to make changes to the line-up as they travel to Tranmere Rovers for their FA Cup second round replay tonight.

Striker Tyrone Barnett, scorer of the two goals that forced the replay, has returned to parent club Peterborough after his loan and that could mean a switch to a more central role for Danny Hylton. With Wes Burns cup-tied after a highly promising debut on Saturday  Alfie Potter and Callum O'Dowda come into the equation while youngsters Josh Ashby and Sam Humphreys come back into the squad. Joe Riley and Tareiq Holmes-Dennis are eligible under the terms of their loans.

See Danny Hylton and Michael Appleton give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player.

Tranmere have lost just two of the 12 games since Mickey Adams took over and come into the game after back to back wins. With Swansea at home awaiting the winners there is an extra incentive for both teams as Tranmere Coach Chris Shuker said: “There’s a great carrot at the end of the string and it’s the same for Oxford as well.

“It is going to be difficult. We know that much from the game at their place. We have gained a bit of confidence over the last few weeks and so have Oxford. When you are at this level you want to play against top-flight players. Lads want to go home and tell the missus: I’m going to be playing against a Premier League team.

“Swansea were on TV at the weekend. It could be us playing them in a couple of weeks. That’s a great incentive.”

Adams said: “Swansea is one of my old clubs. I managed there for a spell and would look forward to playing them. But we have got to get past Oxford first.”

FA Cup second round replay, Tuesday 16th December 2014, 7.45pm
Prenton Park, Prenton Rd W, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH42 9BY

Admission Prices:
Adults seating: £12
Seniors (65+): £8
Young Persons (17-22): £8
Juniors (16 and under): £4

London Road Club coaches depart the stadium at 2.00pm
Adult member £19
Adult non-member £21
Junior member £17
Junior non-member £19

Tickets are all PAY ON THE GATE from the turnstiles.

Away supporters are being accommodated in the Cowshed stand which holds 2,500 and has food facilities and a licensed bar.

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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