We look ahead as Oxford United welcome Burton Albion
United welcome Burton Albion to the Kassam Stadium tomorrow (3pm) in Sky Bet League 2. Here we present a full guide to the game.
United welcome Tom Newey back into the squad after his two-game suspension as they welcome the Brewers. Newey missed the games at Morecambe and Rochdale but comes back into the squad to give Mickey Lewis interesting choices, with David Hunt, Jake Wright, Johnny Mullins and Michael Raynes all available.
Andy Whing and Jon Meades are unlikely to feature but could be back for the trip to Chesterfield next weekend.
See Mickey Lewis previewing the game in Yellow Player right now where we also have a great Preview Show featuring Johnny Mullins, Jon Meades, David Hunt and Scott Davies.
Burton, one place and one point ahead of the U's, will be taking nothing for granted according to boss Gary Rowett:
"You would say that, on the whole, we've got players who will relish these types of games and won't be fearful of playing at places like Oxford. We're both in a similar situation. Whichever team is better on the day will come out on top – and we will look forward to it.
"We're at the business end of the season. It won't be long until we're in single figures. Every game we're being judged. It's just the reality of it.
"We'll just control the things in our grasp – our preparation and our performance. If they play better than us, we can't control it. There's no point worrying about the what ifs. Let's go and be as positive as we can be."
Albion have slight fitness concerns over defender Shane Cansdell-Sherriff (hamstring), winger Zeli Ismail (knock) and striker Gary Alexander (knee). All three, however, are expected to be fit.
Last time We Met
Tickets are still available at advance prices via www.oufctickets.co.uk or from the ticket office on 01865 337533.
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
Former Oxford and England under-21 international Simon Marsh is our special guest on Saturday. Read a great interview with him in the matchday magazine then ask questions in the 12th Man Bar from 1.30pm.
Be well read...
Tomorrow's matchday magazine is another winner. Andy Whing and Jon Meades bring us updates, we follow the U's On the Road and we have a prize-packed competitions page as well as all your favourite regular features including the thoughts of Ian Lenagan, Jake Wright and Mickey Lewis.
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 www.matchdayfix.com/oufc from 1pm on Saturday (9am for subscribers).
Wear your Yellow Army colours
The Yellow Army have produced an array of badges, scarves, car stickers and key rings that will go on sale across the stadium on Saturday as United welcome Burton Albion.
All profits will go towards helping the Oxford United Youth and Community Trust and supporting to improve the match-day atmosphere.
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.
The U's are 7/5 to beat The Brewers . 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 42 other markets you can bet on, including:
Oxford 1-0 6/1
Oxford 2-0 10/1
Oxford 2-1 17/2
Oxford 3-0 25/1
Oxford 3-1 22/1
or how about these ideas:
Oxford to win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 at 9/4
Oxford to win and both teams score at 4/1
Oxford to win to nil 3/1
www.oufc.co.uk 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.