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PREVIEW: Burton Albion v Oxford United

13 February 2015

We look ahead to Saturday's big game in Sky Bet League 2

•    Baldock stands by for debut
•    U's look for positive reaction 
•    Hasselbaink taking nothing for granted
•    Full ticket and travel details 

George Baldock goes straight into the squad as the U's travel to Burton on Saturday. The on-loan MK Dons right back signed on loan until the end of the season yesterday and looks to be challenging Richard Brindley for a place on the right of United's defence. Brindley required stitches just above his eye after being caught by a stray elbow at Accrington on Tuesday but is fit and available, as is Johnny Mullins despite the central defender breaking his nose in a bruising affair on Tuesday.

Winger Alex MacDonald is ruled out against his former side but Will Hoskins could come into the squad after scoring on his return for the development side at Birmingham on Wednesday.

See Michael Appleton give his thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player, where the Preview Show features George Baldock and James Roberts, and we will also have full commentary on the whole game. 

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has built on Gary Rowett's previous good work and his Brewers side could go top with a win on Saturday. However the Dutch manager knows that this remains a very close league table.

"It is tight and I expect it to stay tight," said the manager. "There are a lot of teams in it – Northampton are coming as well, who are on a good run. As hard as it is, we need to focus on us and think about us and our next game. The rest will take care of itself.

"We need to make sure we turn up to every match and perform every match," he said. "If we do that the result will take care of itself. There are a lot of good teams in this division and every week it's a challenge, whoever you play.

"There are another 16 matches to go – it's a long, long way to the end of the season. We hope the league stays like this, but there are a lot of matches left to play."

Striker Jacob Blyth is ruled with a thigh injury that will keep him out until April.


The Pirelli Stadium
DE13 0AR
Saturday 14th February, kick off 3pm
This game is not all ticket and on the day prices are

Adult                                        £15
Over 65/ 17-22 year olds           £13
16 and under                            £5

We have been allocated a number of seats along the side of the pitch, which are prioritised for family groups where possible.
Adult                                      £18
Over 65/ 17-22 year olds         £16
16 and under                            £8
All supporters buying a concession tickets will need to produce ID as they enter the ground.

Disabled Supporters
The above prices apply, with a PA ticket free. Wheelchair fans should contact Burton Albion on 01283 565938 while ambulant disabled fans should contact the Oxford United Ticket Office on 01865 337533. Ambulant tickets, with PA, are for the seats only.

London Road Club Coaches
Depart from the Kassam Stadium at 10.30am
Adult Members                   £15
Adult non-members            £17
Under 18 Members             £13
Under 18 non members      £15
Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the London Road Coaches.

Call 01865 337533 to book your coach place

Sky Bet always has great odds on every United game and every single person who signs up earns the club some money. You win, the U's win. Easy. 

Click HERE for the full list of odds on tonight’s game. 

If you can’t be with us then live full match commentary is available in Yellow Player. 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 
-    SMS subscribers will receive all the action straight to their mobiles. 

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

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