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PREVIEW Sheffield Wednesday v Oxford United

25 August 2015

We look ahead to tonight's Capital One Cup game at Sheffield Wednesday

•    United look to continue unbeaten run
•    Appleton hints at changes
•    Wednesday boss urges his team to stay alert
•    Full ticket and travel details 

Oxford United look to stretch an unbeaten run that goes back to March as they travel to Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One Cup this evening. Michael Appleton's side were last defeated at Shrewsbury Town almost six months ago but know they face a huge test against the Championship side.

The U's excelled at Brentford in the last round, winning 4-0 against the highest placed team in the seedings in that round, and have had a remarkably settled side for most of the season so far. However Head Coach Appleton is well aware of the rigours of playing so many games so early in the season and has hinted that there could be changes to the line-up tonight. Ryan Taylor, a chiildhood Wednesday fan, could earn a recall after doing well as a second half sub at Mansfield on Saturday while new signing John Lundstram could be handed a full debut in midfield.

See Michael Appleton, Ryan Taylor and a full Preview Show in Yellow Player HD where we also have the whole game LIVE. 

Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal knows the danger that the U's pose to his team and will send his team out more than aware of the pitfalls of cup games.

“There are always surprises in the cups but surprises happen when you are sleeping,” he said. “If you are sleeping, the big surprises come. We must stay alert, with the full energy, and do our best. This will be the spirit for this game and all the games we have this season. 

“We respect our opponent, it won’t be an easy match and we want to do our best to try to continue in this competition.” 


Fans are reminded that the game is NOT all ticket and seats will be available to buy on the night.

Pre Match Prices (until 5.30pm on Monday 24th August)
 £12 Adults 
£9 –Over 65’s
£9 - Students/17-20/Armed Forces Members (only available in advance) 
£6 – Under 17’s 
On the Night Prices
£15 Adults 
£10 – Over 65’s and Under 17’s 

Tickets are on sale from 01865 337533 or visit

Please note that the Oxford United ticket office will close at 2pm. All pre-booked tickets can be collected from the Kassam Stadium before that time or from turnstile 6 at Hillsborough this evening.

 Tickets for other matches, including Saturday's home game against Yeovil Town, will still be available from throughout Tuesday and the ticket office will reopen at 9:30am on Wednesday.

London Road Club
Coaches leave the Kassam Stadium at 2.30pm

There will be a minute's silence before the game to honour the victims of the Shoreham air disaster at the weekend.

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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