United look to continue unbeaten league start at the Kassam Stadium
• United look to continue unbeaten league run
• Appleton faces selection poser
• Sturrock looking for consistency
• Full ticket details
Oxford United look to continue their unbeaten league start to the season as they welcome Yeovil Town to the Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League 2 on Saturday (3pm)
United bowed out of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday night at Sheffield Wednesday but are unbeaten in the league so far and haven't lost a home game since March. Head Coach Michael Appleton mixed things up on Tuesday night and was delighted with the way that players took their chance but must decide whether to recall Jake Wright, George Baldock, Danny Rose, Liam Sercombe, Danny Hylton and Kemar Roofe after all six were rested at Hillsborough.
Sam Long will get the results of an MRI scan today after injuring his ankle on Tuesday night so Baldock should return at right back, while Callum O'Dowda is available this week but not for next Sunday's game at Bristol Rovers after receiving a call up for the Republic of Ireland under 21 side.
See Michael, Alex MacDonald and Josh Ruffels 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.
Boss Paul Sturrock is looking for his team to add consistency to their game as they visit the Kassam Stadium for the first time since an FA Cup game back in 2009. His side picked up their first win of the season against Luton last weekend and Sturrock said
"I think we've had periodic spells in most of the games we've played where we've been not too bad" he said. "I think the second half against Exeter, the last twenty minutes against York, and really when you look at those the win was coming. I think also that when people are lacking confidence they do silly things. Too many long balls were getting played to height up front. I did feel that it was a definite feature of our game that was disappointing. So we changed it a little and tweaked it a little bit for a different system of play and a different style of play. The players were more adaptive to that, and I think we'd stick by it."
The Glovers have a doubt over captain Ryan Dickson who has a groin problem.
To avoid queues on the day we recommend purchasing in advance by visiting www.OUFCTickets.co.uk and printing your ticket at home. Alternatively you can call the friendly ticket office on 01865 337 533 and collect on the day, or visit the ticket office from 9:30am right up until kick off.
In partnership with the Yellow Army, Saturday’s fixture against Yeovil Town FC will get the full retro treatment. Supporters are encouraged to dig out their finest retro scarves, shirts and hats, and to get involved on social media using the hashtag #RetrOUFC. Ahead of the game supporters will be able to appreciate retro vehicles from the 1960’s, 1986 and 1996 at the front of the stadium, kindly supplied by MG. In the Manor Bar U’s fans will be able to enjoy a walk through time, with a selection of Oxford United images and memorabilia on display. Ahead of kick off and during half time a retro play list selected by fans will play around the stadium.
LIONTRUST HEROES FANZONE
The popular FanZone is returning for Saturday’s game, in its usual place in the car park opposite the flag poles. The FanZone will be open from midday, with a selection of drinks available.
Find out more about Liontrust’s sponsorship of the match day initiative HERE.
East Stand Ticket Holders
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.
North Stand Ticket Holders
Ticket holders in the North Stand will once again be able to utilise the unreserved seating in Block 25, on the half way line.
The new look programme is available from sellers around the ground before the game featuring the big interview with Danny Hylton, as well as interviews with Callum O’Dowda and Chey Dunkley. We catch up with former U’s defender Barry Quinn, go On The Road to Kenilworth Road and try and pick United's best ever goal in the #OUFCBigQ.
Still just £3, with a copy of the Oxford Mail, the programme is available all around the ground and online at www.matchdayfix.com
FREE TICKETS FOR WOMEN'S FINAL HOME GAME
Oxford United Women play their last home game of the year as they face Aston Villa Ladies FC in the Continental Cup on Sunday. To thank you for your continued support, if you’ve purchased a Match Ticket for Saturday's League 2 clash, or possess a Season Ticket, you’ll be able to attend Sunday’s game for FREE! Just bring your match ticket or season ticket along with you and show the turnstile operative.
The match takes place at Northcourt Road, Abingdon, kick off 2pm. Full details HERE.
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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
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.
Or follow @OUFCOfficial on Twitter for regular updates and all the action on Saturday.
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