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PREVIEW Stevenage v Oxford United

30 January 2015

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 2 game

•    United look to continue away run
•    Skarz and Brindley set for debuts
•    Westley: "It's got some history..."
•    Full ticket and travel details

TEAM NEWS
Joe Skarz and Richard Brindley stand by for their Oxford United debuts as the U's travel to Stevenage in Sky Bet League 2 on Saturday.

Right-back Brindley joined the U's yesterday on loan from Rotherham and joins his former Millers teammate Skarz in the United squad after the latter joined last Saturday. Brindley challenges Sam Long for the right-back role while Skarz' arrival could mean a slightly different role for Tareiq Holmes-Dennis on the left flank.

United are without Will Hoskins who had a minor operation to rectify a groin problem this week. "The operation went really well" physio Andrew Proctor told us "and he's back home recovering. If all goes well then it's two weeks until he's back and pushing for a place again."

Fellow striker John Campbell is not involved while the U's discuss his future with Jarrow Roofing. However James Roberts could be in contention for a starting place up front after scoring as a sub in the 2-2 draw with Exeter City last weekend and then netting again in the Development Side's 2-1 win over West Brom this week.

See Richard Brindley, Danny Hylton and Michael Appleton give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player where we will also have full commentary on the whole game.

THE OPPOSITION
There have been some fierce encounters between the two clubs over the last few years, dating back to the Conference years.

“It’s got some history, the fixture, like when we went head to head for the Conference title. There’s been some good competitive games over the year" Stevenage boss Graham Westley admitted this week.

“(Oxford) are in the market this week. They are looking to strengthen their squad and they have made some big investments.

“It will be a tough game. It’s up to us to prevent the ball reaching players that are likely to do anything with it. What I want to see is our boys building on their exciting play. We have had some good, exciting games. It’s a question of keeping the winning [home] run going. We just want to keep going and improve our league position.”

TICKETS AND TRAVEL
Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 31st January 2015, kick-off 3pm
The Lamex Stadium, Broadhall Way, Stevenage SG2 8RH

We have been allocated 500 seats in the South Stand.

Advance prices for this game are:
Adults     £22
Concessions*     £19
Under 22    £14
Under 16    £10
Under 12    £8
All prices increase by £2 on the day of the match.
*Concessions are over-60, students, UB40 holders, ambulant disabled, members of armed forces/emergency services (proof required).

Family tickets are available IN ADVANCE ONLY (not for purchase on the day of the game) from the Oxford United ticket office (not available online):
Family of three (1 adult, 2 U16s):    £35
Family of four (2 adults, 2 U16s):    £50

Visiting supporters that require wheelchair access will be allocated within the disabled enclosure among the home supporters in the north terrace. Bookings will need to be made in advance from the Stevenage ticket office on 01438 223223 ext.62.

Tickets for collection can be obtained from the Ticket Office at Stevenage (adjacent to the club shop)  on the day.

London Road Club coaches
Depart stadium: 12 noon
Adult member: £13
Adult non-member: £15
Junior member: £11
Junior non-member: £13
Call 01865 337533 to book

ALL THE ODDS
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.

This weekend, the U’s are 9/4 to win, with Borough 23/20 and the draw 9/4

United to win 1-0 is 17/2, 2-0 is at 16/1 and a 3-1 win is an interesting 28/1

Top scorer Danny Hylton to score the only goal is 35/1 or how about James Roberts scoring first in a 2-1 win -that would net you £250 from a fiver

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

COVERAGE
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
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
-    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.

Support the Women on Sunday
Oxford United Women return to action this weekend when they kick off their season at home to Coventry City Ladies in the Women’s FA Cup on Sunday afternoon.

Admission is just £5 adults and £2 for under 16s and over 65s with a family ticket available for just £10 (2 adults, 2 under 16s)

Come along and support them.


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