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PREVIEW Mansfield Town v Oxford United

21 August 2015

We look ahead to Saturday's game against the Stags

•    United look to continue unbeaten start
•    O'Dowda decision for Appleton
•    Murray plots former club's demise
•    Full ticket and travel details 

The U’s look to continue their unbeaten start to the season as they travel to Mansfield Town on Saturday. Michael Appleton's side picked up all three points against Notts County in midweek to add to draws against Crawley and Luton and leave them handily placed in the early league table.

Appleton faces interesting decisions for the game at the One Call Stadium. Callum O'Dowda was in inspired form in the win on Tuesday night, the second substitute to make an impact this week after Patrick Hoban came off the bench to score a dramatic late equaliser at Luton. Hoban duly earned a place in the starting eleven on Tuesday but it was the Irish striker who made way for O'Dowda's match-turning introduction. With new signing John Lundstram now fully fit and pushing for a place in midfield there are plenty of players pushing for places and Appleton must decide how best to use a squad that has no injury worries for this game.

See Michael Appleton, Kemar Roofe and Danny Hylton give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player HD. The Hylton interview on its own is worth the 80p it costs per week to subscribe...

There are plenty of familiar faces in the Mansfield squad. Two of the U's 2010 Wembley heroes could team up against their former club with Matt Green fit again and ready to join Adam Chapman in the Stags line-up. Manager Adam Murray, United's club captain that day at Wembley, is not surprised to see the U's starting the season so strongly:

 “I should hope so with the players they’ve signed. There are some very good players and it’s a big club, a very big club.

“Their aim has got to be top three this season I would imagine, so it’s another good test for us but one we feel we can get something out of. They have signed players that can affect this level, but we are not going into it with any fear. We are confident in our ability.”

Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 22nd August
One Call Stadium, Quarry Lane, Mansfield, NG18 5DA

Fans are reminded that Saturday's game is ALL TICKET and no tickets will be sold on the day of the match. Tickets will only be on sale until 3pm on Friday 21st August.

We have been allocated 1,050 places in the North Stand priced at:

Adults £18.00
 Seniors (Over 60) £14.00
Young Adult (17-21) £13.00
Junior (7-16) £10.00
6 and under FREE

Disabled supporters with no carer pay £18, the price for those with a carer is based on relevant age while the carer is admitted free of charge. In order to qualify for disabled and carer tickets proof of high disability allowance must be shown.

Ticket are on sale from the Oxford United ticket office on 01865 337533 and at

London Road Travel Club
Departs Kassam Stadium: 11am

Adult member: £16
Adult non-member: £18
Under-18 member: £14
Under-18 non-member: £16

Call 01865 337533 to book

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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