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Newport Preview

18 February 2014

Match Previews

Newport Preview

18 February 2014

A full guide to tonight's game

We look ahead to Oxford United's Sky Bet League 2 game at Newport County tonight.

United have no new injury worries as they head for South Wales. Alfie Potter and Ryan Williams both made their returns after injury in the win over Mansfield on Saturday and are involved again tonight giving Mickey Lewis plenty of attacking options. United played four out and out forwards on Saturday - Dave Kitson, David Connolly, James Constable and Deane Smalley- and Lewis must decide whether to stick with that same side as The U's look  to extend the only unbeaten away record in the Football League.

Sean Rigg and Michael Raynes remain doubtful but should be fit for the trip to Morecambe on Saturday while skipper Jake Wright is targeting the visit to Rochdale the following weekend for his return.

See Mickey Lewis previewing the game and talking about the selection options in Yellow Player where we also have a great 20minute Preview Show featuring Jake Wight, Danny Rose, Paul Wanless and a look at this week's soccer courses..

Newport remain confident that the game will go ahead. The pitch is much improved after the recent problems and with a favourable forecast the game is set to be played. There is a precautionary pitch inspection at 1pm today - full news right here and with @OUFClive on Twitter.

Manager Justin Edinburgh expects a difficult game: "Oxford are a tough proposition. I saw them play on Tuesday night and they are very strong and hard to beat. They have a fantastic away record, but at some stage everybody must have a fall and, hopefully, that will be against us.We didn't play well at Chesterfield last weekend, but some of the other performances have been good without quite managing to find the goals to get the results we would have hoped for."

Former United defender Harry Worley misses out after picking up his tenth yellow of the season but Adam Chapman will be out to impress against his former club.


Sky Bet League 2, Tuesday 18th February, Kick-off 7.45pm

Rodney Parade, Rodney Road, Newport NP19 0UU
Please note that this fixture is no longer all ticket for Oxford United supporters. Tickets from the original game are valid for the new date. Advanced tickets remain on sale until 12.00pm today.

Prices are as follows:

 Side Covered Seating       ADVANCE        ON THE DAY
   Adults                                £18               £20.00
   Over 65                             £14               £16.00
  *Student                            £14               £16.00
  Under 16                            £9.00           £9.00
  Under 12                           £6.00            £6.00
  Under 6                              FREE               FREE

Uncovered Seating Behind Goal

Adult                               £15.00                 £17.00
Over 65                          £11.00                 £13.00
*Student                        £11.00                  £13.00
Under 16                       £5.00                    £5.00
Under 12                       £5.00                   £5.00
Under 6                        FREE                        FREE

*ID Required 


With the exception of officials, there is no public parking within the ground. Parking is available in the surrounding streets and there are a number of public car parks in the city centre just a 5 minute walk away.  


Departure Times: Stadium 3.15pm – Ice Rink 3.30pm
Fares:  Adult Member £15.00 Adult Non Member £17.00
           Junior Member £13.00 Junior Non Member £15.00

If you can't be with us then try out Yellow Player, where we have commentary of the whole game live, plus video interviews with all the key men and match highlights for you to see.

Yellow Player is the ONLY place on the internet that you can hear the game online, so don't miss out!


United are 19/10  to win this evening. You can place your bet now by clicking HERE safe in the knowledge that every bet you place helps the U's. There are also ever-changing odds on the next permanent Manager...

There are also 52 other markets you can bet on, including:

Correct Score
Oxford 1-0   15/2
Oxford 2-0   12/1
Oxford 2-1    9/1
Oxford 3-0  33/1
Oxford 3-1  25/1

or how about these ideas:

£5 on Nicky Wroe to score first in a 2-1 win gets you £635
£5 on Johnny Mullins to score first in a 3-0 win would get you £2,250
Tom Newey to get the only goal of the game wins you £1000

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.

Enjoy our brand new web feature Yellow Wall throughout the game. Log on and join the fun.

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