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PREVIEW: Carlisle United v Oxford United

24 October 2014

A full guide to the U's' trip to Carlisle

  • Oxford look for third win in a row
  • No new injuries for the U's
  • 'Small Steps at a time' says Appleton
  • Hylton 5/1 for first goal
  • Hear the whole game LIVE in Yellow Player  

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We look ahead to Saturday as United head for Carlisle United in Sky Bet League 2.  

United look to end the perfect week with a third straight win. Michael Appleton's side followed up a home win over Tranmere last weekend with a 3-1 win at Northampton on Tuesday and Michael told Yellow Player

"We are taking it a step at a time. We know we are on the right lines but we don't get carried away after two wins, we just work at keeping that run going. The 18 players we have used in the last two games will be the basically the same again and we want the same attitude and performance from all of them."

The one change is likely to be on the bench. Carlton Morris was recalled from his loan by Norwich City yesterday and his place is likely to go to Alex Jakubiak.

See a full interview with Michael Appleton plus the Preview Show featuring video interviews with James Roberts, Danny Rose and a brilliant Team Mates with Johnny Mullins – all in Yellow Player right now. 


The Cumbrians won their first three games under new boss Keith Curle but defeats at the hands of Plymouth and Burton have blunted their progress. Curle believes that Saturday's game will give him one last chance to assess the squad he has inherited:

“I'm learning about the players in every game and, in my own mind, we've got one more game before I'll have seen 95% of the squad in a competitive arena. After that I'll be able to make a fair and justified assessment of where those players are in my mind."

Bolton Wanderers defender Hayden White extended his loan this week while experienced striker Derek Asamoah netted his first goal for the club on his debut against Burton in midweek.

Tickets are cheaper in advance. Although Oxford United have sold out of the allocation we were sent, the same advance prices still apply. Away fans should phone the Carlisle Ticket office directly on 08443 711921 and then collect from there on the day of the game.

Adult                              £19.00        
Senior (65+)                  £16.00         
Young Person (18-22) £13.00          
Junior (11-17)              £10.00          
Child (10 & under)      £7.00             
Child (6 & under)         FREE                  
One adult + one junior £27.00
One adult +two juniors £35.00
One senior + one junior £24.00


Wheelchair supporters, prices as above (includes free carer).
Ambulant disabled supporters who receive HIGH-level DLA prices as above (includes free carer).

For more information regarding this fixture please call 01865 337533.


Fans wishing to travel to Brunton Park by coach can still do so by calling 01865 337533 or calling in at the ticket office 9.30am – 5.30pm.

Departure Time: Stadium 7.15am

Adult member £28.00
Adult non-member £30.00
Junior member* £26.00
Junior non-member* £28.00


Last time out we told you to bet on Alfie Potter at 9/1 to score the last goal at Northampton. This Saturday, Oxford to win 3-0 is on offer at 33/1, or a 2-0 Oxford win is on offer at 14/1, Oxford to win 3-1 away for the second time in a week is also available at 25/1.
There are also further excellent odds on offer for potential Oxford goal scorers.

Joint league top scorer Danny Hylton is at 8/1 to continue his current outstanding form and score a brace. Danny Rose is at 11/1 to score the first goal, Tyrone Barnett is at 6/1 to score last or how about Alfie again to score a brace at 16/1?

The prize draw for the Sky Bet Transfer Fund will be made in December, and all United fans need to remember to do is to link their account with the club before betting, to be in with a chance of winning both cash prizes of £5,000 and £250,000 for the club.

Click HERE for the full list of odds on the weekend’s game.

OFFICIAL WEBSITE 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 Yellows player  
•    SMS message subscribers will get all the action straight to their mobiles  

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

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