Wolverhampton Wanderers are tonight's visitors in United's first home pre-season gameOxford United are set to hand out home debuts to four players in tonight’s pre-season friendly against Wolverhampton Wanderers (kick-off 7.45pm).
Danny Hylton, Michael Collins, George Long and latest arrival Joe Riley will feature in Michael Appleton’s squad for this evening’s fixture.
Alfie Potter, who missed the behind-closed-doors fixture against Fulham at the weekend with a heel injury, should be fit to play although Andy Whing and Ryan Clarke are both recovering from operations over the summer and remain sidelined.
Wolves are set to bring a strong squad and a large following to the Kassam Stadium. Former U’s player Sam Ricketts is set to return to the club where he started his career in a nostalgic evening for the Wolves man.
Tickets for the game will remain on sale until kick off. Advance tickets (purchased before 2pm this afternoon) will cost £10 for adults and £5 for concessions, with prices rising to £12 and £7 after. Fans are reminded that the North Stand will not be open to home supporters.
We have produced a shortened edition of our matchday magazine for this evening's fixture; the 16-page publication will feature Appleton’s first set of programme notes and will be available for £2 from sellers around the ground or online at www.matchdayfix.com/oufc from two hours before kick-off.
For those who can’t make the game, live coverage will be available on Yellow Player and we will be tweeting live action via @OUFCLive. A full match report will be available on the final whistle along with a photo gallery of the action.
Supporters are reminded that no special buses are running tonight and those driving to the game should allow extra time for their journey because of roadworks at the Hinksey Hill interchange on the A34.
On Saturday, Oxford entertain AFC Bournemouth (3pm) in another pre-season friendly. Once again advance tickets are available for £10 adults and £5 for under-16s and over-65s and students.