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PREVIEW Oxford United v Cheltenham Town

We look forward to tonight's Carabao Cup tie

8 August 2017

Oxford United welcome Cheltenham Town to Grenoble Road this evening in the Carabao Cup.

TEAM NEWS

United should be able to welcome Kane Hemmings back into the squad after he missed out on the opening day win at Oldham on Saturday.

The striker had a tight quad muscle and wasn't risked but trained yesterday and could add to United's attacking options.

Manager Pep Clotet has to weigh up whether to change a winning side in order to give other players game time. Mike Williamson did well on debut but may not be risked so soon after his first game, which could mean a return for Aaron Martin at centre half. Spanish midfielder Xemi Fernandez and winger Rob Hall will also be hoping to play, while Dutch international Dwight Tiendalli could be involved for the first time.

Brazilian left-back Ricardinho is unlikely to be risked as he gets fully fit, while Charlie Raglan is the one player definitely ruled out with an ankle injury that will keep him out for the opening weeks of the season.

Tickets

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Hear it LIVE

Saturday saw the launch of the new iFollow match coverage, with overseas fans able to see the whole game live.

The Carabao Cup is covered by different rights, so the game cannot be streamed this evening but fans overseas and in the UK can listen to the full match commentary thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford. The club has aked for the commentary to be left on at half time after it was muted on Saturday.

As it stands, the whole 90 minutes will be available to watch the following day along with two-minute and ten-minute edited highlights.

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

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.


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