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PREVIEW Oxford United v Swindon Town

6 October 2015

Match Previews

PREVIEW Oxford United v Swindon Town

6 October 2015

A full guide to tonight's big game

•    United get set for derby night
•    Hylton misses out
•    Swindon boss welcomes the pressure
•    Full ticket details 

Oxford United are without Danny Hylton as they welcome Swindon Town to the Kassam Stadium this evening and have a major doubt over midfielder Danny Rose.

Hylton picked up a fifth yellow of the season during the 3-1 win at Accrington and misses one game, while Rose took a hefty blow to the hip in the same game and may have to miss the much anticipated derby game. Jordan Graham impressed as a sub in that game and is likely to continue, while Ryan Taylor and Patrick Hoban compete for Hylton's spot up front

See Michael Appleton, Jake Wright and George Baldock give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player HD, plus the whole game LIVE as well as longer highlights to enjoy this season. 

Swindon come into the game on the back of four defeats in five games.
“It is probably a good game for us, it is probably the right game for us,” Manager Mark Cooper said.“A pressure game is probably what we need. We won’t do anything before Tuesday so the players that are left will have to stand up and be counted.

“I’m looking forward to it. I’ve not sampled it before and I’m looking forward to it. It should be a good occasion and we’re going to go and attack and try and win.

“We’ve got some big injuries that are hampering us at the minute, but there is nothing we can do about it. We’ve got to use the players we’ve got and hopefully they stand up, roll their sleeves up and dig in.”

The Robins are without Yaser Kasim and Louis Thompson, on international duty, while Nathan Thompson, Wes Thomas, Fabien Robert, Kevin Stewart and Jordan Williams are all ruled out through injury.

Tonight's game is ALL TICKET and no further tickets are on sale for the match.

The ticket office remains open and is selling tickets for Saturday's home game against AFC Wimbledon. Call 01865 337533 or visit

We are delighted to have a true club legend back with us tonight as James Constable returns to the Kassam for the first time. Read a great interview in the match programme. We also have two other Oxford heroes with us: winger Joey Beauchamp and Manor star Peter Foley. 

The match programme is crammed with features and great interviews. This week we feature skipper Jake Wright in the big interview and of course we have the thoughts of Chairman Darryl Eales, and Head Coach Michael Appleton. We also go On the Road to Northampton and our panel of experts help you decide what was Oxford United's best moment against Swindon.

Priced just £3, with a copy of the Oxford Mail, the programme is available all around the ground and online at

Wondering what all the fuss is about? You'll be able to see for yourself as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy will be on display before the game in the Manor Bar between 6pm and 7pm. Supporters will be invited to have their picture taken with the trophy to celebrate 10 years of Johnstone's Paint's sponsorship.

The buses that operate for all League matches from Carterton, Brize Norton, Witney, Eynsham and  Botley as well as Kidlington, Summertown, Marston, Headington, the Slade respectively, will be operational for tonight's game and have been increased in size from 49 seat coaches to 87-seat double-decker buses.

For a full set of timetables and routes click HERE 

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 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 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. 

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