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PREVIEW Oxford United v Leicester City

19 July 2016

U's get set to take on the Foxes

Oxford United take on the Champions of England on Tuesday evening when Leicester City come to the Kassam Stadium.

It's a first chance to see Michael Appleton's new look side at home this summer against a full strength Leicester side.

United will be without winger Alex MacDonald who is still troubled by a hip problem that saw him limp off during Friday night's game against Marbella. The influential forward reported a tightening in the hip/groin area yesterday and will sit the match out, although he is likely to feature in next week's home friendly against Brighton.

New signing Rob Hall will not be available for the first two or three months of the season after a knee operation but will be at the stadium tonight after signing a two year deal with the U's. New faces Simon Eastwood, Christian Ribeiro, Arron Martin, Curtis Nelson, Joe Rothwell, Dan Crowley and Wes Thomas should all be involved tonight as they make their Kassam Stadium debuts.

Claudio Ranieri has promised to bring a strong squad and is likely to give debuts to summer signings Luis Hernandez, Ron-Robert Zieler, Nampalys Mendy and record signing Ahmed Musa as they seek match fitness before heading to Glasgow on Sunday.

This is Leicester City’s first pre-season friendly ahead of a trio of fixtures in the International Champions Cup, which will see them play Celtic, Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona.

Tickets are still available, and available on the night, priced

Adults: £20
65+/YPS/Students/U18: £15
U13: £10
U7: £5

Visit or call 01865 337533 to see the U's take on the Foxes.


There are 2,000 free car parking spaces at the ground but fans are advised to arrive early as a big crowd is expected.

The Football Special buses are NOT running for the two home pre-season games.


England legend Gary Lineker will be guest of honour and we will have the Premier League Trophy here as well. Oxford and Leicester hero Matt Elliott is also here tonight as a radio summariser

  • Hear the whole game live in Yellow Player where we will also have reaction from all the key men
  • Follow the game on twitter @OUFCOfficial

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