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PREVIEW Northampton Town v Oxford United

21 October 2014

We look ahead to tonight's Sky Bet league 2 game at Sixfields

  • Oxford look for first away win
  • No new injuries for the U's
  • Appleton looks for United to carry on after Tranmere win
  • Hylton 11/2 for first goal
  • Hear the whole game LIVE in Yellow Player  


Full Match Pack
We look ahead to this evening as United head for Northampton Town in Sky Bet League 2.  

TEAM NEWS
United have a slight doubt over Tyrone Barnett after the striker took a knock in the win over Tranmere on Saturday but the on-loan Peterborough striker is expected to be fit and there should be an unchanged squad for the U's as they look to win at Northampton for the first time in nine attempts.

"I said to the 18 on Saturday that they are the ones with the shirts and they have to play well enough to keep them," said Head Coach Michael Appleton. "We did ever so well on Saturday but we need to take that forward and do it again at Northampton. We will take a lot of fans, there will be a good atmosphere and we need to show everyone what we can do again."

See a full interview with Michael Appleton plus a superb Preview Show featuring video interviews with Danny Hylton and Danny Rose – all in Yellow Player right now. 

THE OPPOSITION
Former United boss Chris Wilder left the press duties to assistant Alan Knill yesterday, and Knill is looking for his side to react positively after a 3-2 defeat at Cheltenham Town on Saturday:

“We are looking forward to the game and we want to get Saturday’s loss out of our system as quickly as possible,” the former Bury boss said. “The most disappointing thing on Saturday was losing to three set plays. We weren’t ruthless enough in both boxes, we are a team that studies the opposition and we all knew what to expect from Cheltenham but unfortunately we didn’t deal with their set plays, which is one of their strong points.

“Oxford at their best are a decent team but it's up to us to be at our best to make it a tough game for them. We’ve seen that irrelevant of league positions anybody can beat anybody in this league, so it really is all about us being positive and not being too worried about the opposition because if we play well then the result will take care of itself. We are confident that we can compete in this league, the injuries are making it tough for us at the moment but despite all the injuries we think we are still in quite a strong position.”

TICKETS
This match is SOLD OUT for United fans with none available on the night.

BETTING
There are plenty of great odds on offer for the match.  

Oxford to win 3-0 is on offer at 40/1, or United to win 2-0 is on offer at 14/1, or a 2-2 draw is on offer at 14/1. 

There are also further fantastic odds on offer for potential Oxford goal scorers:  

Tyrone Barnett is at 6/1 as the first goal scorer, or Danny Hylton is at 11/2. Alfie Potter is 9/1, while Johnny Mullins to score first in a 2-1 win is an eye-catching 260/1.

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

Click HERE for all the odds on tonight's game   


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 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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