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PREVIEW Northampton Town v Oxford United

11 September 2015

A full guide to Saturday's big match

•    U's wait on Mullins as Roofe misses out
•    Hylton favourite for first goal
•    Cobblers facing injury concerns
•    Full ticket and travel details 

TEAM NEWS
Oxford United look to continue their excellent start to the season as they travel to Northampton Town on Saturday. The U's are unbeaten since March and continued their great start to the league campaign with a 1-0 win at Bristol Rovers last Sunday to move up to fourth in the table. That win came at a price though with top scorer Kemar Roofe suffering a shoulder injury that is likely to rule him out. The U's will wait and see how the injury settles but Roofe could return as early as next Saturday's home game against Portsmouth.

Callum O'Dowda is expected to come in to the side as a straight replacement while head Coach Michael Appleton faces interesting choices in midfield where Liam Sercombe serves a one game suspension. Josh Ruffels and John Lundstram both impressed in a friendly at Southampton on Tuesday and look to be competing for one place.

Johnny Mullins returns to the squad after an ankle injury and Appleton must decide whether to bring the influential Mullins back into the side or stick with Chey Dunkley who played a big part in the clean sheet at Rovers last time out.

See Michael Appleton, Jake Wright, Callum O'Dowda and a mystery guest in this week's Preview Show in Yellow Player HD, where we also have the whole game LIVE. 


THE OPPOSITION
Northampton boss Chris Wilder has injury doubts over Zander Diamond (dead leg), Ricky Holmes (back), Brendan Moloney (knee) and Evan Horwood (groin) plus former U's favourite Alfie Potter.

“It’s not an excuse but we’ve got some big players out at the moment,” Wilder told the official Northampton website. “The injuries to Zander, Brendan and Ricky are all really unfortunate and we’ve lost Adam Yates to injury as well

“There are a couple of players that maybe we’d like to take out of the team in this period but we can’t because of injuries so we just have to get on with it. It won’t be our strongest side against Oxford but whatever team I put out we will be positive and get on the front foot.”


TICKETS 
Sky Bet League 2
Saturday, 12th September 2015
Sixfields Stadium, Northampton NN5 5QA

Saturday's game is ALL TICKET with none available for sale on the day of the match.

The last of the 944 tickets was sold shortly before mid-day on Monday, meaning that the away end is now SOLD OUT.

London Road Travel Club
Departs from Kassam Stadium: 12 noon

Adult members: £11
Adult non-members: £13
Under-18 members: £9
Under-18 non-members: £11

Call 01865 337533 to book.


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COVERAGE
If you can’t be with us then live full match commentary is available in Yellow Player HD. 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. 

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

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