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PREVIEW: Cheltenham Town v Oxford United

28 November 2014

A full guide to Saturday's big game

Full Match Pack 
•    Barnett returns with Roberts ruled out
•    Ticket information 
•    Important travel information 
•    Hylton favourite for first goal 

We look ahead to Saturday and United’s trip to Cheltenham Town: 

TEAM NEWS
United are expected to recall Tyrone Barnett to face the Robins. The on-loan Peterborough striker did well as a sub in last week's draw with Wimbledon after replacing James Roberts, who is ruled out with a hamstring injury that will keep him out for a month.

Roberts' absence should earn at least a place on the bench for John Campbell after his arrival from Jarrow Roofing, with Bristol City loanee Wes Burns also available after joining until the end of the season. Junior Brown moved to Mansfield on loan yesterday, while youth team defender Freddie Grant joined Farnborough on work experience. George Long's loan also ended this week with the goalkeeper returning to parent club Sheffield United.

See the full interview with Michael Appleton plus a full-length Preview Show featuring John Campbell, Joe Riley and James Roberts in Yellow Player NOW. 

THE OPPOSITION

Cheltenham are under new management, with Paul Buckle having replaced Mark Yates this week. Buckle is calling for a new steel about the Robins on Saturday:

“Oxford is a local derby and it will be a cagey occasion. They will think they have a great chance to kick-start their season and we have to put them right,” he said. “That’s what we are telling the players. We don’t want to be a pushover, home or away, or a soft touch. We want to make it tough for any team to come to Whaddon Road, and hopefully that starts on Saturday. The whole team need to know how to defend, not just the defenders. It’s down to all of them – we have gone through that in training. There’s been a few changes in what we are going to be doing but that’s what it needs.”

I’m excited by what I’ve seen. I’m up for it, the players are and I’m sure the fans will be too.”

TICKET NEWS
Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 29th November, kick-off 3.00pm 
The Abbey Business Stadium, Whaddon Road, Cheltenham GL52 5NA 

U’s fans have been allocated covered seating behind the goal in the Hazlewoods Stand and covered side seating in the QS Thomson & Bancks Stand. 

Advance tickets are available until 3.00pm on Friday 28th of November. Any remaining tickets will be returned to Cheltenham and will be available for sale on the day.
Prices for this fixture are as follows: 

Adult £23.00 
65 & over £17.00 
*Student £9.00 
Under 18 £9.00 

*ID required 

Please note children born on or after 1st September 2003 will be admitted free. These tickets will only be able to purchase in person at the ticket office with the relevant identification. 

Wheelchair and ambulant disabled supporters' tickets are priced at £17.00 (includes free carer). 

IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION
There are currently roadworks in Whaddon Road. There is a diversion in place but Cheltenham recommend that supporters use the free Park and Ride service.
 
To Park and Ride:
Follow road into and through Charlton Kings, you will come to some lights where the Cirencester Road joins from left. Go straight on, but at next set of lights turn right into Hales Road. Continue along Priors Road then turn right into Bouncers Lane. Continue to a double mini roundabout. Turn left at the first one then take the second exit at the second one onto B4348 Tatchley Lane, signposted Evesham A435. Follow this road to another roundabout, continue straight over and the Cheltenham Racecourse park and ride is on the right-hand side.

LONDON ROAD CLUB COACHES 

Departure time: 
Stadium 12.00pm 
Fares: 
Adult member £11.00 
Adult non member £13.00 
Junior member £9.00 
Junior non member £11.00
Call 01865 337533 to book

COVERAGE
If you aren’t making the trip at the weekend, then log onto Yellow Player where there will be live, full match commentary, plus video interviews with all the key men and match highlights for you all to see. There will also be a full match report on the website at the final whistle. Yellow Player is the ONLY place you can hear the match live on the internet so don’t miss out! 

This week’s excellent Preview Show is now live in Yellow Player: 

BETTING
There is one last chance for fans that fancy a flutter to enter the Sky Bet Transfer Fund prize draw where one lucky fan will win the individual £5,000 cash prize, and there is a £250,000 prize for the club to spend in January!

Remember, win or lose, every account that is opened earns United money. 

United to win 1-0 is 7/1, 2-0 is at 11/1 and a 3-1 win is 22/1

Danny Hylton to score the opener in a 2-1 win is 33/1 and yes, regular readers, we haven't forgotten Johnny Mullins' odds: if he nets first in a 2-0 win your fiver would bag you £1,450!  


OFFICIAL WEBSITE
www.oufc.co.uk is the perfect place to follow all the action. 
The official website will have: 
•    Full team news 
•    Stats, text commentary and team line ups throughout the match 
•    Read a full match report the second the final whistle is blown 
•    See a full photo gallery of all the key moments during the match 
•    See highlights and video interviews with the manager and key players only in Yellow Player 
•    SMS message subscribers will get all the action straight to their mobiles 

Or follow the club official twitter feed @OUFClive for all the minute by minute action. 

PLAYING AWAY


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