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7 February 2014

We look ahead as Oxford United travel to Bristol Rovers in Sky Bet League 2

We look ahead to Oxford United's trip to Bristol Rovers tomorrow.

January's Sky Bet League 2 Player of the Month Ryan Clarke returns to his first club tomorrow looking for a win to keep United in the automatic promotion places. Ryan, born and raised in Bristol, said:

"It's always nice to go back. There are still people behind the scenes from when I was there and it's a game I look forward to. We are in decent form and it's another big game."

Another former Rovers man, Sean Rigg is ruled out with a calf injury but United hope to have Michael Raynes and Ryan Williams available again after injury.

See Mickey Lewis previewing the game and talking about the selection options in Yellow Player where we also have a great 15 minute Preview Show featuring Ryan Clarke, Matt Bevans and new pro Josh Ashby.


Rovers boss John Ward was at Gigg Lane to watch United on Tuesday and said:

"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."

Ward is set to welcome midfielder Seanan Clucas back in to the squad for the first time in three months after 60 minutes in the reserves this week, while striker Eliot Richards is also in contention after fully recovering from a hamstring problem. Ward this week added striker Steven Gillespie on a short-term deal until the end of the season.


Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 8th February, Kick-off 3.00pm
The Memorial Stadium, Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol BS7 0BF

This fixture has been designated ALL TICKET for Oxford United supporters who have been allocated 266 seated tickets and 800 terrace tickets. All seat tickets have now SOLD OUT. Tickets are available from the Oxford United ticket office until 5pm today and once bought can be collected from a steward near the entrance to the away end tomorrow from 2pm.

Prices for this fixture are as follows:
Adult                     £18.00           
65 & Over             £11.00           
*Student               £11.00           
Under 16              £10.00           
*ID Required

There are three wheelchair spaces available priced at £11.00 (includes free carer).
Ambulant disabled tickets are also priced at £11.00 (includes free carer).

Pick-up times: 
Stadium: 11.30 Ice-Rink: 11.45

Travel club members
Adults: £13.00  Juniors: £11.00
Adults: £15.00  Juniors: £13.00

Call 01865 337533 to book a place on the coaches

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.

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United are 9/5 to win.
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 some interesting odds on the next permanent manager available...

There are also 53 other markets you can bet on, including:

Correct Score
Oxford 1-0 13/2
Oxford 2-0  12/1
Oxford 2-1  9/1
Oxford 3-0 33/1
Oxford 3-1 25/1

First/Last Goalscorers
David Connolly                 11/2      
James Constable              6/1
Deane Smalley                11/2
Nicky Wroe                      9/1

Or how about Johnny Mullins for the first goal in a 3-0 win: you'd get over £2,000 back from a fiver if that came in!

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.

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