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PREVIEW: Oxford United v Stevenage

19 September 2014

We look ahead to Saturday's home game against Stevenage

Full Match Preview as United take on Stevenage

•    Danny Hylton and Brian Howard both available.
•    Jon Meades returns from suspension.
•    Tickets cheaper booked in advance.
•    Read all about United’s first league win in the Match Day Magazine.

We look ahead to the weekend as United entertain Stevenage.

Team News
Following on from Tuesday evening’s excellent 3-1 win over Accrington Stanley, United were boosted by good news ahead of Saturday’s match against Stevenage. A minor knock saw top scorer Danny Hylton substituted after another fine midweek goal, but he only missed a day’s training and is set to be involved on Saturday.

Brian Howard put in an excellent performance on his debut in the same game only to be taken off as a precaution, but stands by to keep his place in the team after recovering.

Jon Meades, who was sent off at Cheltenham in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, has completed his three match ban and competes for a place in the squad. There was further good news from the United camp as Ryan Clarke and Andy Whing have stepped up their recovery from operations in the summer, and should both take part in a development squad game next week.

See Danny Hylton, Tom Newey and Micky Lewis looking ahead to the game in Yellow Player as well as a great interview with Head Scout Craig Dean.

The Opposition
Stevenage manager Graham Westley confirmed that striker Calvin Zola misses the game through a reccurring hamstring injury. Defender Andy Bond also misses out due to a three match suspension following a sending off in recent weeks. Also unavailable for Boro due to injury are Dean Parrett and Simon Walton.

Ticket News
Tickets are always cheaper if booked in advance. Call 01865 337533 to book now at advanced prices, or visit

Getting Here
With ongoing roadworks around the Heyford Hill and Kennington Roundabouts, fans are advised to leave an extra 15 minutes for their journey to the stadium. The Football Special Buses are running again and offer cheap and easy transport to all league games PLEASE NOTE: pre-match buses will depart 25 minutes earlier under the new timetables introduced while the roadworks are in place.

Read All About It
We have produced yet another great Matchday Magazine for Saturday The full 84 page edition is packed full of the regular insight, with another excellent article from CEO Mark Ashton. We’ve also got some fantastic interviews with Tuesday’s man of the match Callum O’Dowda, new signing Brian Howard, former United and Stevenage player Luke Foster and Saturday’s guest of honour Ross Weatherstone.

Jake Wright and Michael Appleton have their say and we’ve a full length feature on United’s new scouting network. Also you can be in with a chance of winning a copy of the excellent debut album from indie rock band Catfish and the Bottlemen. 

All this, and much more, costs just £3 (with a copy of the Oxford Mail while stocks last) from sellers around the ground or you can download a copy from our website at from 1pm on Saturday. (9am for subscribers).

Be sure to pick up a Fifty/50 half time draw ticket from one of our sellers around the ground. The first prize is regularly £1,000 plus so you don’t want to miss out on what could be £1 very well spent!

New Kits available in the new mobile club shop
The new home and away kits are both available in the club in all sizes, as well as a wide range of Avec training and leisure wear. Call in for a browse in the club shop or new mobile shop which is situated outside the south stand.

If you fancy betting on Saturday’s game, then there is still time to enter the Sky Bet Transfer Fund competition and to win £250,000 for the club to spend, as well as an individual cash prize of £5,000!

For full details and a wide range of odds, click here.

If you can’t be with us on Saturday, then live full match commentary is available in Yellow Player. Yellow Player is the ONLY place on the internet where you can listen to the game live, and there will also be video interviews with all the key men.

The Official Website is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:

-    A match console full of line-ups, stats and match data
-    A full match report the minute the final whistle is blown
-    A full photo gallery of all the key moments
-    The manager and key players' reactions in Yellow Player
-    SMS subscribers will receive all the action straight to their mobiles.

Or follow @OUFClive on Twitter for regular updates and all the action on Saturday.

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