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Wimbledon Preview

31 January 2014

Match Previews

Wimbledon Preview

31 January 2014

Full preview as Oxford United welcome AFC Wimbledon in Sky Bet League 2

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

Team News
United will be without Michael Raynes after he suffered a side injury at Exeter, while skipper Jake Wright will be absent for the next month with a deep cut to his knee. There are doubts over Dave Kitson and Ryan Williams while Matt Bevans stands by for his home league debut after doing well as a sub for Raynes at Exeter in midweek.

See Mickey Lewis previewing the game in Yellow Player right now where we also have a great Preview Show featuring Ryan Clarke and James Constable.

The Opposition 

Manager Neal Ardley is well aware that United have won each of the seven previous meetings against the Dons:

“We are aware that Oxford have a bit of a record against us, but we have to try and put that out of our minds. There’s no pressure on us and we have to go out there and do everything that this league demands.

“Oxford’s away form is outstanding, but their home form is a little bit patchy. However, it will be a tough game. We just to have to ensure our performance levels are high. We don’t want to go there and disappoint. We need to go there on a high and with a strong mindset that we can pick up the points.”

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 Matt Murphy played alongside Mickey Lewis back in the '90s. Matt 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. Read Mickey Lewis's first programme notes in over a decade, while the chairman and captain both give their thoughts on recent events. There's an exclusive full-length interview with rising star Josh Ruffels and new signing Nicky Wroe talks to us about his career so far.

In addition, our squad numbers feature reaches 17, including such players as not-quite-one-club-man Jefferson Louis and fans' favourite Andy Burgess. Our On the Spot panel includes Scott Davies and Danny Rose answering questions about topical events in the world of football, while our On the Road article looks back at Tuesday's trip to Exeter.

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 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...

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

Correct Score
Oxford 1-0 11/2
Oxford 2-0  8/1
Oxford 2-1  15/2
Oxford 3-0 16/1
Oxford 3-1 16/1

The Draw:
Draw 0-0 9/1
Draw 1-1 5/1
Draw 2-2 14/1
Draw 3-3 66/1
Draw 4-4 250/1

First/Last Goalscorers
James Constable              5/1
Deane Smalley                9/2
Sean Rigg                       15/2
Nicky Wroe                      8/1

Or how about Johnny Mullins for the first goal in a 3-1 win: you'd get over £1,000 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.

Bring On The Wall
We will continue to push the boundaries of our brand new web feature The Wall throughout Saturday's game. Log on and join the experiment.

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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