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PREVIEW Oxford United v AFC Wimbledon

U's look to build on Posh win as they take on the Dons

6 October 2017

Oxford United welcome AFC Wimbledon to Grenoble Road on Saturday. Here we have a full guide to the game.

TEAM NEWS

United are without striker Agon Mehmeti who pulled his hamstring early in Tuesday's 2-2 Checkatrade Trophy draw with Brighton's under 21s.

The Albanian international is likely to be out of action for a few weeks and joins Charlie Raglan and Sam Long on the long term injured list. However Jon Obika and Dwight Tiendalli are making good progress and could feature next week at Bristol Rovers.

Manager Pep Clotet changed the shape to a three man defence in midweek and could stick to that system. Clotet welcomes defenders John Mousinho and Ricardinho back into the squad after they were rested and must decide whether to revert to the side that impressed so much in winning at Peterborough last weekend; Jack Payne and Christian Ribeiro were outstanding in that game and could return to the side on Saturday.

Simon Eastwood's run of 75 consecutive games ended on Tuesday night but he is expected to replace Scott Shearer in goal.

TICKET UPDATE

Tickets are on sale online at www.oufctickets.co.uk and from the ticket office in person and by phone (01865 337533). They are also on sale for this match from the club shop in the centre of Oxford. The shop is part of the Market Barbers in the Covered Market; easily accessible from the High Street entrance. It is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturdays, 10am to 4pm.

CLUB SHOP

The Club Shop has lots of coats and jackets for winter, including a great range of parkas. Call in before the game to take a look or visit oufcshop.co.uk

GUEST OF HONOUR

We are delighted to have Cult Hero John Durnin with us as our special guest. John will be with us in the matchday restaurant and then making the half time draw; we are sure you will make him feel at home.

THE PROGRAMME

The award winning matchday programme features the thoughts of Darryl Eales, Pep Clotet and Curtis Nelson plus interviews with Josh Ruffels, John Durnin and a look at the benefits of the new Cryo-Chamber. We go On the Road to Bury and we have news and views from all areas of the club.

Remember, you can always download the programme and read it on your phone, tablet or laptop. Each issue is available at matchdayfix.com/oufc/

Follow it LIVE

iFollow has the whole game live- hear it if you are in the UK, see it if abroad. You can sign up game by game or for the whole season, and we have full 90 minute reruns of every game.

@OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game and the match centre on this site gives you full stats and text commentary throughout the match. 

 HALF TIME

The JT's Golden Ticket half time draw offers a first prize of up to £750. Second prize is a £100 voucher for the Oxford United club shop, either in the O-Zone or at the shop’s new premises in the Covered Market, while third prize is a VIP package at JT’s Cocktail Bar.

The draw will take place at half-time and prizes can be collected from the matchday reception immediately after the game or by calling 01865 337528

Look out too for the Racehut Challenge. There are great prizes on offer:

Round 1 - Voucher for Family of Four for The Family Taster Race Event - takes place every Saturday and Sunday. That is guaranteed as long as you score in the half time challenge...

Round 2 - Voucher For 4 Drivers To enter The F1 Race Experience - 3 hr race event in F1 cars

Round 3 - Voucher for 16 drivers - Private Race Hut Challenge event - Full grid of your mates racing for glory in your own private and exclusive race event - Plus first round of drinks behind the bar. 

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