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PREVIEW Oxford United v Brighton

26 July 2016

We look ahead to Tuesday night's friendly

•    U's play final home friendly
•    £10 and £5 to watch
•    Brighton to send full squad
•    Hear it all in Yellow Player HD

TEAM NEWS
Oxford United play their final home pre-season friendly of the summer tonight as they welcome Brighton and Hove Albion to the Kassam Stadium (7.45pm).

The U's have a doubt over Alex MacDonald, who is struggling with a hip injury, but Liam Sercombe and Josh Ruffels both return to action after troublesome foot injuries. It's a chance for everyone to force their way into Michael Appleton's starting XI for the first league game against Chesterfield next week, and Michael told Yellow Player HD:

"Everyone still has that opportunity, I've certainly not ruled anyone out as yet. It will be a hard game so you get a lot out of it in terms of fitness but it's also a chance for every player to stake their claim and try to impress."

See Michael's thoughts in an exclusive video in Yellow Player HD, where we also have the whole game LIVE. 

THE OPPOSITION
Brighton boss Chris Hughton will bring a full-strength squad tonight, following Saturday’s two matches at Luton and Stevenage where he split the squad to allow players to get 90 minutes.

He said, “What I wanted to do was get through the two games, assess the situation and probably take a big group again on Tuesday. A lot of the players have had 90 minutes each and I’ll probably cut that down a bit on Tuesday. It will be very much a first-team squad that goes to Oxford at this moment.” 

“You’re always trying to formulate as many combinations as possible. Fortunately for us, we’ve already got a lot of combinations from last season. We’re not fitting in a new team. There are a couple of new individuals like Glenn Murray and Steve Sidwell, but there aren’t many at the moment. 

TICKETS 

Prices are reduced for this game to just £10 for adults and £5 for over 65s, students and under 18s. 

Please note that for this game the North Stand will be closed to home supporters and no tickets will be available for the end blocks in the East Stand, the South Stand Lower and the South Stand Upper.

GETTING HERE
The Football Special buses are not running for this game but there are over 2,000 free car parking spaces at the ground.

COVERAGE
If you can’t be with us, then live full match commentary is available in Yellow Player HD. There will also be video interviews with all the key men plus extended highlights and, just for tonight, we may have a special bonus for subscribers....

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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