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PREVIEW Oxford United v Notts County

18 August 2015

Match Previews

PREVIEW Oxford United v Notts County

18 August 2015

We look ahead to tonight's game as United tackle the Magpies

•    United look to continue unbeaten run
•    Lundstram stands by to join squad
•    County look to recover after Stags Party
•    Full ticket details 

Oxford United look to continue their unbeaten start to the season as they welcome Notts County to the Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League 2 tonight (7.45pm)

Having drawn their first two league games against Crawley and Luton, with a fine win at Brentford in the Capital One Cup sandwiched in between, the U's could add new signing John Lundstram to the squad for the first time. The former Everton midfielder is in contention for a place on the bench but Michael Appleton is expected to name an unchanged starting eleven for the fourth game in a row. Patrick Hoban impressed after scoring as a sub at Luton but may have to stay patient.

See Michael, Danny Rose and Liam Sercombe give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player HD where we also have the whole game LIVE and longer highlights to enjoy this season. 

Having beaten Stevenage in their opening game and then Huddersfield in the Capital One Cup it was back to earth with a bump for boss Ricardo Moniz on Friday night as his side lost at home to Mansfield Town.

"I hurt a lot. There is a lot of emotion there that you can't repair at the moment. For the fans it's emotional," he said after the game. "We were not able to create anything in the first half. We played at home but they played like they were at home. We couldn't create anything. In the first two games I was critical about that. In difficult games where it's so close you need the escape."

County have defender Gill Swerts available after a one-match ban but there is a doubt over  Civard Sprockel, who limped off with an ankle injury on Friday night.

To avoid queues on the night we recommend purchasing in advance Call 01865 337533 or visit to book your place and print your ticket at home. 

We are expecting a large number of supporters purchasing tickets for our Capital One Cup 2nd Round tie at Sheffield Wednesay. If purchasing tickets on the night we recommend arriving early to avoid queues.

Following feedback from our first home game of the season, supporters in the East Stand will now be able to access the stand through any turnstile, in a bid to minimise queues and allow people to access the stadium as quickly and easily as possible. Supporters are still advised to arrive in plenty of time. Please disregard the turnstile numbers printed on your Season Ticket Access card or paper ticket.

Following a successful first trial against Crawley, ticket holders in the North Stand will once again be able to use the unreserved seating in Block 25, on the half way line.

We are delighted to have former U's defender Chris Willmott as our Guest of Honour for this game. Chris made over 100 appearances for the U's between 2005 and 2009; read all about him in the Match Programme. Look out for another former U's defender around the ground - Michael Duberry will be with us to talk to United in Business Members before the match.

Tonight is the first of a double header against county. Les Taylor's United Women take on County Ladies on Wednesday evening at Abingdon United's Northcourt Road. Season ticket holders and anyone with a ticket stub from Tuesday night's match can see this game for FREE.

There’s a great new look for the match programme this season. Packed full with new features and great interviews, the programme has a poster of George Baldock, a major interview with Kemar Roofe plus we find out who was United’s greatest ever captain. 

Still just £3, with a copy of the Oxford Mail, the programme is available all around the ground and online at

Never miss a copy - email for full subscription details.

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 HD 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 on Saturday. 

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