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PREVIEW Oxford United v Morecambe

25 September 2015

A full guide to Saturday's big match

•    United at full strength
•    Hoban and Taylor pressing
•    Morecambe boss ponders style change
•    Full ticket details 

TEAM NEWS
Oxford United have no new injuries as they prepare for the home game against Morecambe on Saturday. Defender Sam Long is the only absentee but is recovering quicker than expected from his ankle injury and is ahead of schedule for his return. Otherwise boss Michael Appleton can call on his whole squad, with Ryan Taylor and Pat Hoban boosting their chances by scoring in a Development Side win at Barnet on Tuesday afternoon.

See Michael, Johnny Mullins and Danny Hylton talking about the game in Yellow Player HD where we also have the Preview Show, a great interview with U's legend Damian Batt and a first chat with new signing Jonny Giles. And of course, we will also have the whole game LIVE on Saturday plus extended highlights on Sunday lunchtime.

THE OPPOSITION
Morecambe start the game level on points with United despite losing 4-2 to Northampton last time out. Jim Bentley's side have played an open, attacking style of game so far this season but the Manager admitted after the Cobblers game that he may have to reconsider his options

"Going forwards we’re looking good and are really positive" he said. “But we’ve got to get the balance right. There’s a fine line between scoring goals and conceding them.

“Do you shut up shop and take something away from your attacking flair or do you continue to go the way you’re going?

“When you get beaten at home in the manner we did you’ve got to address things.”

COMMUNITY DAY
Saturday sees the focus on the work that our community team do and there are loads of things to see and do before kick off. Click HERE to find out more

LIONTRUST HEROES FANZONE
The popular Fanzone area will be open on Saturday, providing a wide range of ales, lagers and cider before and after the game. Be part of the matchday buzz in the Fanzone, just in front of the South Stand, from 12pm on Saturday

TICKETS 
Tickets are available in advance from 01865 337533 or visit www.oufctickets.co.uk to book your place and print your ticket at home. 

Please note that tickets for the Swindon Town, Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie are also on sale tomorrow; please come early if booking your place for that game.

CLUB SHOP
The new look club shop is open for business again on matchdays. Situated next to Gala Bingo, the shop is fully stocked with new home and away kit plus a wide range of leisure wear. Call in and see what's on offer, or browse the club shop online right here

PROGRAMME
The matchday programme is packed full with interviews and features, including chats with Liam Secombe and Sam Slocombe this week and of course we have the thoughts of Chief Executive Mark Ashton, Head Coach Michael Appleton and Skipper Jake Wright. We have a terrible tale of wasted cake as we go On the Road to Bristol Rovers and our panel of experts help you decide who is Oxford United's Greatest Ever Defender.

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

ALL THE ODDS
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. 


COVERAGE
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. 

USEFUL LINKS
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