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PREVIEW Oxford United v Rotherham United

We look ahead to Saturday's big game

20 October 2017


United welcome Joe Rothwell back into the squad after the midfielder missed Tuesday night's draw with Charlton through suspension. Rothwell picked up his fifth yellow card of the season during the win at Bristol Rovers last Saturday but is not guranteed a starting place after Alex Mowatt scored the winner at Rovers and impressed on his first start on Tuesday.

Jon Obika made his return on Tuesday while Robbie Hall is fully fit and raring to go, along with dutch defender Dwight Tiendalli.

Gino van Kessel once again misses out with a niggling injury that affects the lower hamstring area.  Wes Thomas will be keen to keep his superb scoring run going against the club where he started his trademark goal salute: find out more in the matchday programme.


Tickets are on sale online at 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.


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


We are delighted to have Jamie Brooks with us as our special guest. Jamie scored United's first ever league goal at Grenoble Road and will be making the half time draw; we are sure you will make him feel at home. 


The award winning matchday programme features the thoughts of Darryl Eales, Pep Clotet and Curtis Nelson plus interviews with Wes Thomas and Xemi plus a hilarious chat with poster boy Robbie Hall.

We have news and views from all areas of the club and remember, you can always download the programme and read it on your phone, tablet or laptop. Each issue is available at

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. 


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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