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PREVIEW Doncaster Rovers v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game

21 December 2018

Oxford United head for Doncaster Rovers on Saturday looking to start the Christmas games with a win.


United boss Karl Robinson must decide whether to revert to the same team that had played in five successive games or whether to include some of the players who impressed during the 3-0 Checkatrade Trophy win over Spurs U21s on Tuesday night.

Tony McMahon, Luke Garbutt, Charlie Raglan, Sam Smith and Armani Little all came into the side and did well but John Mousinho, Curtis Nelson, Jamie Mackie, Josh Ruffels and Marcus Browne have all been key figures during United's run of one defeat in 15 games and would usually be expected to come back into the side. 

See Karl Robinson and John Mousinho previewing the game in iFollow right now where Karl also gatecrashes a Preview Show featuring Simon Eastwood and Women's team Manager Liam Gilbert.


Rovers boss Grant McCann reckons it will be an entertaining game as two of the form teams in the division meet.

“It's going to be a good game on Saturday I think,” he told the Doncaster Free Press. “They are similar to us. If you look at their front five, in comparison with us, they've got pace, creativity, goals. They've got someone who works very hard up front like John (Marquis) in Jamie Mackie but John is scoring more goals. They started slowly but sometimes it takes time to gel a team but I think they've got their mojo back.

“I think it's going to be a game of transitions, whoever is good at that and whoever is good going forward, whoever takes their chances. There's going to be a lot of chances at both ends and we've got to make sure we defend it well.”


Doncaster Rovers
Saturday 22nd December | 3pm | Sky Bet League 1 | DN4 5JW

This game is NOT All Ticket but those who wish to buy in advance can do so from 01865 337533 or in person until 3pm on Friday

The tickets for this game are unreserved seating with no price increase on the day and can be purchased on the day CASH ONLY from the Doncaster Academy reception from two hours before kick off, located next to the away turnstiles.


Adult £21
60 and over £17
22-24 £17
18-21 £13
12-17 £8
11 and under £5

Ambulant disabled and wheelchair users pay the relevant age-related price with carer FREE. Must be on higher-rate DLA.

Depart stadium:             9.45 am prompt
Kidlington Sainsbury’s: 10 am prompt

Adult member                  £20
Adult non-member           £22
U18 member                   £18
U18 non-member            £20

Call 01865 337533 or visit to book.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches.


iFollow has the whole game live to hear in the UK and to see for overseas fans. OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game and the OUFC Live match centre on this site gives you full stats and text commentary throughout the match. 

The official report goes live with a full gallery right here on the final whistle.  

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