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PREVIEW Oxford United v Portsmouth

18 September 2015

Match Previews

PREVIEW Oxford United v Portsmouth

18 September 2015

We look ahead to Saturday's big game

•    United look to bounce back
•    Roofe, Mullins and Sercombe return to squad
•    Pompey face Stockley choice
•    Full ticket details 

Oxford United should be able to welcome back Liam Sercombe, Kemar Roofe and Johnny Mullins to the squad as they take on unbeaten Portsmouth at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

Sercombe returns after a one game suspension following his red card at Bristol Rovers and Mullins comes back into contention following an ankle injury. Roofe has trained for the last two days and should also be available after a shoulder problem, with the U's monitoring the situation closely ahead of the game.

Head Coach Michael Appleton has big decisions to make against his former club, not least in midfield where Sercombe was starring before his suspension but lost his place to the impressive John Lundstram at Northampton last week.

See Chris Allen and Liam Sercombe give their thoughts ahead of the game in Yellow Player HD where we also have the Preview Show plus the whole game LIVE as well as longer highlights to enjoy this season. 

Portsmouth striker Jayden Stockley is available again after missing last week's home win against Barnet after becoming a parent for the first time. Boss Paul Cook must decide whether to start with Stockley as his team look to extend the only remaining unbeaten record in the division but is unlikely to have winger Gary Roberts available due to an ankle injury.

With the biggest crowd of the season expected we recommend purchasing in advance Call 01865 337533 or visit to book your place and print your ticket at home. 

Please note that tickets for the Swindon Town, Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie are NOT on sale tomorrow.

We are delighted to have former U's defender Damian Batt as our Guest of Honour tomorrow alongside Manor Great Paul Moody. Read a great interview in the Match Programme

Tomorrow sees a bucket collection for Thinking of Oscar. Please give generously for this fantastic cause. Find out more about the appeal right HERE

The matchday programme is crammed with features and great interviews. This week we feature Ryan Taylor, AJ George and Benji Buchel and of course we have the thoughts of Chairman Darryl Eales, Head Coach Michael Appleton and Skipper Jake Wright. We also go On the Road to Sheffield Wednesday and our panel of experts help you decide who is Oxford United's Greatest Ever Goalkeeper

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

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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