We look ahead to Saturday's big game
• United look to make it five wins in a row
• Rose revived, O'Dowda returns
• Orient look to convert performances into results
• Full ticket details
Oxford United should welcome back Danny Rose and Callum O'Dowda as they travel to Leyton Orient on Saturday.
Rose has missed the last two matches after injuring a hip in a fall at Accrington but has returned to training and could be in contention for a midfield slot while O'Dowda is back with the U's after playing two under 21 internationals for the Republic of Ireland. O'Dowda is expected to train today and Head Coach Michael Appleton told Yellow Player HD
“We just have to pick the right time and the right games, and manage him as best we possibly can, see where he’s at, see how fresh he is and whether he’s got the energy to play on Saturday or not"
Patrick Hoban gave a timely reminder with a hat-trick against Aston Villa in a Development game on Tuesday and Michael is well aware of the Irish striker's qualities:
“ Pat’s desperate to score goals, that’s what he does best" Michael said "He got his three goals against Villa and he’s obviously going to feel good about himself this week. Having that in your armoury is an important tool for us."
See Michael Appleton, Pat Hoban, Callum O'Dowda and a special guest presenter in the Preview Show in Yellow Player HD, plus the whole game LIVE as well as extended highlights at midday on Sunday.
After a faultless start to the season in which they won their first five matches, Orient have picked up just one victory in their last seven. However boss Ian Hendon believes that the performances have been better than the results suggest.
“I keep saying it - the performances are there, but the results are not so somewhere along the line that has to change. We have put some more concentration on our shape and other things this week so hopefully we won’t concede sloppy goals and we’ll take our opportunities at the other end.” he said.
Orient hope to have captain Mathieu Baudry available after missing last weekend's defeat at Crawley Town with concussion but Alan Dunne will be suspended after a red card.
This match is SOLD OUT for away fans and there will be none available on the day of the match.
Leyton Orient have asked us to remind away fans that they are subject to ejection from the ground if they are in the home stands. They have also asked fans to leave a little extra time to get in to the ground as they will be having a 100% search policy on away fans.
Parking around the ground is never the easiest so why not travel on the coaches which take you from the Kassam Stadium direct to the match? There are still spaces on the coaches: call 01865 337533.
London Road Club
Coaches depart Kassam Stadium at 11.30am
Under 18 £12.00
Under 18 £14.00
(Under 14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the London Road coaches.)
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 HD.
Or follow @OUFCOfficial on Twitter for regular updates and all the action on Saturday.
Hear it LIVE