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PREVIEW Brentford v Oxford United

11 August 2015

Match Previews

PREVIEW Brentford v Oxford United

11 August 2015

We look ahead to the Capital One Cup

•    United look for cup upset 
•    Appleton hints at changes
•    Bees wait on Gray
•    Full ticket and travel details 

The U’s look to cause another League Cup upset as they travel to Brentford tonight (7.45pm). This season marks the 30th anniversary of the Yellows winning the League Cup at Wembley and having previously claimed such scalps as Manchester United, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Leeds United the U’s have a great history in the competition. Last season they were one of the few clubs to win at Bristol City before pushing West Brom all the way in the next round.

Head Coach Michael Appleton will make changes to the side that opened the season with a 1-1 draw with Crawley Town at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, with Callum O’Dowda, Josh Ruffels and Patrick Hoban all pushing for a start.

There are no fresh injury worries for the U’s although youngster Freddie Grant is still troubled by a groin injury and unavailable.

See Michael Appleton and George Baldock give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player HD where we also have the whole game LIVE. 

Brentford Head Coach Marinus Dijkhuizen must weigh up whether to give  Andre Gray a starting place. Gray declared himself ‘not mentally ready’ to start against Ipswich on Saturday with Hull City thought to have tabled a third bid for the former Luton striker, but he came off the bench to score a late equaliser

Oxford boy Josh McEachran misses out with a foot injury, the former Chelsea star likely to miss the first three months of the season.


UPDATE: There will be 200 Terrace tickets only available at the turnstiles from 6.30pm tonight, cash only

Away supporters are housed in the Brook Road end, where there is both seating and terracing. Prices as follows:

                    Seats    Terracing   
Adults            £15        £10
Over 65*        £10        £10
Under 18*        £5        £5

Ambulant disabled and wheelchair users pay the relevant price as above.

*ID checks are implemented at the turnstiles. Supporters who are under 18 or over 65 and who fail to show valid ID for their tickets will be asked to upgrade their ticket to full adult price. They can do so at the ticket office in Braemar Road, next to turnstile 1.

Tickets are available from 01865 337533 until 3pm.

Tickets for the game are available on the day at the ground, but please note that there is no collection point at Brentford for tickets bought in advance; all pre-bought tickets must be collected from the Kassam Stadium beforehand.

Brentford's ground is Griffin Park, Braemar Road, Brentford TW8 0NT.

London Road Travel Club
Buses depart 5pm from the Kassam Stadium.

Adult member: £12
Adult non-member: £14
Under-18 member: £10
Under-18 non-member: £12

If you fancy a flutter then do it with Sky Bet. Every account opened earns United money; every bet placed earns them a little more. 

If you can’t be with us then live full match commentary is available in Yellow Player HD. 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 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. 

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

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