Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews

PREVIEW Oldham Athletic v Oxford United

Full guide as the U's kick off the new season

4 August 2017

Oxford United kick off the new season at Oldham tomorrow. Here we have a full guide to the game.

TEAM NEWS

Pep Clotet takes charge of the U's in a competitive game for the first time and is keeping his cards close to his chest when it comes to team selection.

Last season's Player of the Year Simon Eastwood is fine after a cut leg in pre-season and Curtis Nelson and Christian Ribeiro seem certain to play in defence. Clotet's choice is whether to partner Nelson with Aaron Martin or Mike Williamson at centre-half and whether to use Marvin Johnson at left back or further forward. New arrival Ricardinho and youngster Canice Carroll are other options at the back.

Charlie Raglan is the one player definitely out though. A scan yesterday showed ligament damage to his ankle and he will see a specialist next Tuesday to advise on whether an operation is needed and how long he is likely to be out of action.

Further forward, on-loan Jack Payne stands by for a full debut after joining from Huddersfield while new faces Xemi Fernandez, James Henry and Jon Obika will all hope to be involved.

See it LIVE

Saturday sees the launch of the new live streaming on iFollow for overseas fans. If you are an exiled U's fan you can see the whole game live, with seasonal and monthly options available.

If you live in the UK you can hear the whole game in iFollow, thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford, and from Sunday lunchtime see either edited highlights or the whole match back.

Whether you are in this country or abroad, be warned: Preview Show LIVE is a thing.

Follow it LIVE

@OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game and the match centre on this site gives you full stats and text commentary throughout the match. the new look website means we can once again bring you the official match report right on the final whistle with images of the afternoon.


Advertisement block