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Mansfield Preview

14 February 2014

Match Previews

Mansfield Preview

14 February 2014

We look ahead to Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 game between Oxford United and Mansfield Town

United welcome Mansfield Town to the Kassam Stadium tomorrow (3pm) in Sky Bet League 2. Here we present a full guide to the game.

Pitch Update
Although there has been heavy rain in the Oxford area the pitch has drained well and is playable. The forecast is for heavy rain today and the club will continue to monitor the situation. @OUFClive on Twitter will keep you up to date.

Noisy Oxford
U's fans are being encouraged to make as much noise as possible in every section of the stadium throughout the match to cheer on United and create a special atmosphere. 

"The Yellow Army On Tour day at Mansfield away was superb - so it would be fantastic to give the team the same backing for the home game," said Greig Box Turnbull, of the Yellow Army. 

Joe Nicholls added: "The more fans that can attend on Saturday and shout, clap, sing and cheer them on the better. Let's all get behind this and use #NoisyOxford on Twitter and together we can all make a difference and give the team a lift.This is about every fan in every part of the stadium, from the East Stand and North Stand and throughout the South Stand - let's make some noise."

Team News
United welcome back wingers Alfie Potter and Ryan Williams as they take on The Stags. Both have trained this week and will hope to be involved while United also hope to have Sean Rigg and Michael Raynes available again. With skipper Jake Wright only a couple of weeks away, Jon Meades not far behind and Andy Whing expected back in a month's time United are getting key men back for a final push and will be looking to make it three home wins in a row as they take on Mansfield.

See Mickey Lewis previewing the game in Yellow Player right now where we also have a great Preview Show featuring Johnny Mullins, Alfie Potter and a brilliant Powerbag Challenge featuring fitness coach Alasdair Lane taking on the Army....

The Opposition 
Mansfield have gone four games unbeaten and are also unbeaten in their last four away games. Assistant Manager Adam Murray will be keen to do well on his return to the U's, as will John Dempster. Mansfield have former U's trialist Ryan Tafazoli in their defence and will be looking to build on a 2-1 win over Southend last time out 

Last time We Met

Tickets are still available at advance prices until via or from the ticket office on 01865 337533

Getting Here
The Football Special buses are running as for all league matches. Click HERE for information on bus routes to get here as well as parking and travel advice.

Guest of Honour
Midfielder Paul Wanless played alongside Mickey Lewis back in the '90s. Paul is Saturday's guest of honour and you can meet him and ask questions in the 12th Man Bar from 1.30pm.

Be well read...
Tomorrow's Matchday Magazine is another winner. David Connolly gives us a four page interview, Wayne Brown gives a fascinating look at life as a goalkeeping coach and Ian Lenagan, Mickey Lewis and Jake Wright all have their say.

All this, and much more, is available from sellers around the ground (including a copy of Saturday's Oxford Mail while stocks last) for just £3 or you can download a copy for £3 from our website at from 1pm on Saturday (9am for subscribers).

If you’re unable to make it to the match we’ll have full commentary live on Yellow Player, as well as video interviews with all the major players and highlights. Yellow Player is the ONLY place on the internet that you can hear the game online; join us for all the action.

You can place your bet with Sky Bet now by clicking HERE safe in the knowledge that every bet you place helps the U's. And YES there are odds on the next Permanent Manager available...

Correct Score
Oxford 1-0   5/1
Oxford 2-0  15/2
Oxford 2-1  8/1
Oxford 3-0 18/1
Oxford 3-1 18/1

You can also have a bet on total goals, half time scores, time of the goals and much much more. 

This Site is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:
- Full team news
- 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.

Bring On The Wall
Log on to Player and also keep an eye on Yellow Wall throughout Saturday's game. Log on and see extras and interact with the game, all in Yellow Wall

Make sure you buy a Fifty-50 lottery ticket to be in with a chance of winning a big cash prize. Tickets are on sale all around the ground including from the concourse programme sellers, with the draw at half-time.
The result will appear right here as soon as it is made.

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