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PREVIEW Oxford United v Morecambe

3 March 2015

A full guide to tonight's big game

•    Gnanduillet signs in time
•    'Keep the momentum' says Appleton
•    Morecambe at full strength
•    Read all about it in the matchday magazine  

Armand Gnanduillet goes straight into the squad as United welcome Morecambe in Sky Bet League 2 tonight (7.45pm).

The 6' 4" Chesterfield striker joined on loan yesterday and is likely to be on the bench as the U's look to build on a win over Mansfield and a draw at Portsmouth in their last two games.

"We talked about a fifteen game season before the Mansfield match" said Head Coach Michael Appleton "I take my hat off to the players because the attuitude and performances have been spot on since then.  We have looked pretty solid in defence and dangerous going forward and players are playing well because they know there are players pushing for their shirts at the moment."

Andy Whing, ruled out with a hip problem on Saturday, could be back in contention as could Will Hoskins who is now fully fit once more.

See Michael Appleton talking about the game in Yellow Player, where we also have a great Preview Show featuring Michael Collins and Josh Ruffels

Morecambe won the corresponding game at the Globe Arena 1-0 earlier in the season but boss Jim Bentley admits to being impressed by the U's that night. “They were excellent" he said.“We got the victory on the night but they really popped it round and were a good footballing side.They’re a big club with good players but for one reason or another the results haven’t followed.

“It’s a big task for us going down there though and we’ve got to make sure we’re right and do more than we did at the weekend to try and get points on the board.”

Bentley has a fully fit squad to choose from at the moment

Tickets are always cheaper in advance: call 01865 337533 to book your seat or book your place at

The club shop currently has a half price sale on home and away kits. Make sure you pay them a visit this evening

Fans in the Family Area can join us in Olly's Den once again (weather permitting). This brand new area, now astroturfed, features table tennis, shooting tests, player visits and giant games and is free to enter. Meet Olly and Olivia the Ox and enjoy the build up to kick-off in Olly's Den.  

The Football Special buses are running as usual and offer cheap and easy transport to all league games. Click HERE for timetables and routes.  

We are delighted to welcome Jamie Cook back to the Kassam Stadium tonight as our Guest of Honour. Jamie enjoyed two spells with the U's, his local side, and will be in the Manor Bar at 7pm for a Q&A session with supporters.

Our award-winning match magazine is packed full with news views and interviews - catch up with Callum O'Dowda and Sam Long plus we have a great interview with Jamie Cook and a very punchy page from Chairman Darryl Eales. We go 'On the Road' to Burton, we have a look behind the scenes on a matchday and we bring you the thoughts of Michael Appleton and Jake Wright.

You can buy the matchday magazine for just £3 (with a copy of the day's Oxford Mail while stocks last) from sellers around the ground before the game, or download a copy from from 1pm on the day of the match (9am for subscribers).  

Be sure to pick up a Fifty/50 half time draw ticket from one of our sellers around the ground. The first prize is regularly £1,000 plus so you don’t want to miss out on what could be £1 very well spent!  

If you fancy a flutter on tonight’s game then SKY BET is the place to visit.  

Every bet you place benefits the U's and with great odds on every game why go anywhere else?  

For the full range of odds available on the match click HERE.  

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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