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PREVIEW Oxford United v Walsall

We look ahead to Saturday's big game

22 September 2017

A full guide as Oxford United welcome Walsall to Grenoble Road in Sky Bet League 1.


United boss Pep Clotet welcomes Jon Obika back into the squad as they take on the Saddlers.

The striker has missed the last couple of games but has trained all week at a training camp on Gibraltar Barracks and could come into the side in place of Wes Thomas who limped off in the first half at Blackpool last weekend.

Christian Ribeiro is also in contention after a knee injury while defender John Mousinho will be hoping that the safe arrival of his baby daughter on Monday brings him luck. Mousinho has been in training all week and is expected to continue at the back where Clotet must decide whether to stick with the three man back line that ended the game at Blackpool.

Agon Mehmeti has looked sharp in training and could be involved for the first time.


Tickets remain on sale in advance and on matchday from and 01865 337533. The ticket office now has Contactless machines which we hope will help speed things along.


The two Oxford United shops are open tomorrow and with the weather turning you might want to take a look at the new parkas in the store at Grenoble Road and the leisure wear in our Covered Market store, which is open from 10am to 4pm.

Tickets are also available in the Covered Market so if you are in town why not pop in and save queuing at the ground? 



Our award winning match programme is available all around the ground and features thought-provoking articles from  Pep Clotet and Curtis Nelson. We have great interviews with Joe Rothwell and Jack Payne, a Christian Ribeiro poster as well as all your usual favourites including a day out by the seaside in On the Road..

Grab a programme and the Oxford Mail for just £3

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


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. 

See/hear it LIVE

iFollow means that overseas fans are able to see the whole game live and UK subscribers able to hear it. 

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. 

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