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PREVIEW Oxford United v Wycombe Wanderers

6 May 2016

A full guide to Saturday's big match at the Kassam Stadium

•   "One last push" says Appleton
•   Mullins and Roofe return
•   Wycombe boss looks to ruin the party
•   Full details for the big game

Oxford United welcome back Johnny Mullins and Kemar Roofe as they look for the win that would seal promotion against Wycombe Wanderers at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Top scorer Roofe and the influential Mullins both missed the win at Carlisle last weekend through injury but trained yesterday and will return to virtually a full squad for the U's: defender Jordan Evans and striker Ryan Taylor are both making good progress but will miss out this time around

"We won't change what we have been doing all season" Michael Appleton told Yellow Player HD yesterday. "We know what we have to do and one last push will do it now. The players look focussed and ready and we can't wait for the game to come around now."

See a full video preview with Michael, Danny Hylton and  a full Preview Show in Yellow Player HD where we will have the whole game LIVE.


Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth believes that his side can come to Oxford looking to ruin the U's promotion party

“Derbies are what the fans love and they relish it" he said. "To give the fans something on the last day would be brilliant if we can and I am sure a few Wycombe fans would love to spoil the party.”

“Oxford have a really good squad and are a big side in the division, so we will work hard to get the win. It is important for the fans and I am sure we will be forgiven for this bad run if we can turn Oxford over.”

The game is ALL TICKET and all seats in the home areas sold out over a week ago. Wycombe Wanderers have sold over 1,000 tickets from their allocation and are only selling to their own fans who are already on their ticket database.

Fans without a ticket should not come to the Kassam Stadium on matchday.

Although there are 2,000 free spaces in the car park, these will be very busy on Saturday and the club suggest car sharing with fellow fans or using public transport to the get to the game if possible. 

The Football Special buses, the OX3 and OX7,  are running as usual with the OX7 a double decker for this match. The Stagecoach number 1 and Oxford Bus Company’s Number 5 bus run every five minutes and drop in Pegasus Road, which is a five-minute walk to the ground. For a full list of public transport options click HERE.

Chairman Darryl Eales has invited fans to join him, the board and the staff for a get together and barbecue before the game. This takes place at Littlemore Rugby Club/The Oxford Academy, which is OX4 4NH.
The event starts at noon.

Parking is limited at the barbecue so fans are advised to park in the overflow car park at the stadium and make the short walk. From the overflow car park next to Gala Bingo at the Kassam Stadium, go under the railway bridge and follow the signs and arrows that will be in place on the day.

Download a MAP here

The car park at the rugby club closes at 9pm on Saturday.

Vegetarian options will be available.

Fans are reminded that it is a criminal offence to go on to the pitch. 

If we are successful then the players will be thanking the fans for their magnificent support this season and will do a lap of honour. Please help make this possible by staying off the pitch.

Supporters are also reminded that smoke bombs and flares are strictly prohibited at any game.

The club shop starts its sale on Saturday with 50% off a huge range of kit, leisure wear and training gear. Pick up a bargain in the club shop.

The lines are now closed for the Supporters Player of the Season votes. The winner will receive the Andrew Knapton Memorial Trophy shortly before kick off on Saturday.

Saturday's match programme is another cracker and features a great interview with Kemar Roofe as well as a full review of all the action this season and news and views from all around the club

Every programme is also available 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.

For the full range of odds available on the match click HERE

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.

With a sell out crowd the prize money in the Fifty/50 half time draw is sure to be above £1,000. Make sure you buy a ticket from the sellers around the ground before kick off.

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 Head Coach and key players' reactions in Yellow Player HD.

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


Appleton on Wycombe
Join us for the pre match BBQ
Hear it LIVE
Getting Here and Parking

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