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PREVIEW Tranmere Rovers v Oxford United

17 April 2015

A full guide to Saturday's game at Prenton Park

•    U's look to end strongly 
•    Hoban returns to squad
•    Tranmere in need to win game
•    Full ticket and travel details    

TEAM NEWS
United welcome Patrick Hoban back into the squad as they head for Tranmere Rovers on Saturday. The Irish striker has recovered from a dead leg and competes with Danny Hylton, James Robers and Kyle Vassell for the two striker roles. There is competition for the wide places as well, with Alex MacDonald coming on as a sub on Tuesday night to score the equaliser against Northampton. MacDonald, Kemar Roofe and Callum O'Dowda plus the versatile Danny Rose vie for those positions.

Youngster Aidan Hawtin has travelled with the squad and could make a first appearance on the bench, where Josh Ashby and Sam Humphreys are also likely to feature. George Baldock and Andy Whing are both rated 50/50 after picking up knocks in last weekend's draw at Wimbledon.

See Michael Appleton give his thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player, where the Preview Show features Sam Long and Patrick Hoban. We will also have full commentary on the whole game.    

THE OPPOSITION
Nine defeats in 12 games have left Rovers bottom of the table and desperate to preserve their league status. With tricky games away at Plymouth and home to Bury still to come, boss Micky Adams is calling on his players to stay strong on Saturday

“There’s no doubt we need strong characters amongst the players now," he said. "We’ve got to keep two kinds of discipline against Oxford. One, in the way we play and keep our shape, try to limit Oxford to as few chances as we can. Two, we don’t get carried away with the emotions of the game.

“If we’re going to win the game we need 11 players on the pitch. We need to do the right things at the right time. Oxford is all we are focused on at the moment, not the other two matches that follow it.

“We are trying to make sure we don’t create a crisis of confidence in their own minds.”

TICKETS AND TRAVEL
Saturday 18th April, 3pm kick-off. 

Prenton Park, Birkenhead CH42 9PY 

Away fans are seated in the Cowshed Stand behind a goal. This game is pay on the day although advance tickets are available from the Oxford United ticket office until 3pm on Friday. Only adults and U17s can pay cash on the turnstiles, other ages need to purchase a ticket from the Tranmere ticket office.

Prices
Adults    £15 
Senior (65+)    £9 
Young person (17-22)    £9 
Under 17    £6 
Under 12*    £5 
Under 7*    £4 
Disabled    £6 
Carer        Free 
*Under 12s and under 7s must be accompanied 

The wheelchair section is in the home end and must be booked through the Tranmere ticket office on 03330 144452. 
All the above tickets are available online at www.oufctickets.co.uk

The following package is not available online but only through the Oxford United ticket office, either by calling in person or by phoning 01865 337533
1 adult and 2 U17s    £20 

London Road coaches
Depart stadium 9.00am 

Adult member    £19 
Adult non-member £21 
Under-18 member £17 
Under-18 non-member £19 

Call 01865 337533 or call at the ticket office during normal office hours to book your coach place.  

ALL THE ODDS
Sky Bet always has great odds on every United game and every single person who signs up earns the club some money. You win, the U's win. Easy. Win or lose you help the U's. 

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

WOMEN AT HOME ON SUNDAY
Don't forget that the Oxford United Women are also in action this weekend. Les Taylor's side welcome Aston Villa to Abingdon United's Northcourt Road ground in WSL2 on Sunday afternoon kick off 2pm. 

COVERAGE
If you can’t be with us 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 plus extended highlights.    

THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE
www.oufc.co.uk is the perfect place to follow all the action. The official website will have:    

-    An exciting match console    
-    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 @OUFCOfficial on Twitter for regular updates and all the action on Saturday  


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