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PREVIEW Walsall v Oxford United

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

12 January 2018

Oxford United head for Walsall on Saturday. Here we have a full guide to the game.


United have three new faces available with Rob Dickie, Cameron Brannagan and Isaac Buckley-Ricketts all hoping to be included.

Dickie was on the bench for the win over Blackpool last Saturday but then cup-tied for the Checkatrade Trophy victory at Charlton. Defensive duo Aaron Martin and Mike Williamson were outstanding in that game and with skipper John Mousinho available after injury and Charlie Raglan making a first appearance on the bench last week Manager Pep Clotet has plenty of options.

Left back Ricardinho is suspended, with Dwight Tiendalli likely to replace him, but Josh Ruffels returns to the squad after being rested on Tuesday.

With Brannagan and Buckley-Ricketts training with their new teammates for the first time today and Agon Mehmeti scoring from the spot and Malachi Napa impressing at Charlton there are plenty of attacking options for the U's where top scorer Wes Thomas and in-form Jon Obika, with three goals in three games, will be looking to continue their blossoming partnership.

Simon Eastwood should be available again after a shoulder injury but Joe Rothwell (hamstring), Rob Hall (knee) Curtis Nelson (achilles) and Ivo Pekalski (knee) remain on the sidelines.


This game is our Family Away Day with free coach tickets for all under 15s and time is running out to book your place. You can book until 3pm on Friday.

There are two steps to book.

Step 1 - Book Tickets

A Family Ticket (one adult and junior) is available for  £22.50 

Extra junior to family ticket is £11

These tickets are only available to purchase directly from the Walsall ticket office in advance of the game and tickets must be collected from the Walsall ticket office on the day of the game. Please carry proof of age, as this may be requested when the tickets are collected. The Walsall ticket office numbers are: 01922 651414 and 01922 651416.

Step 2 - Book the Coach

This leaves the stadium at 11.15 am* and you can book your place by calling 01865 337533. Please note that up to three under 15s may accompany an adult. An adult price on the Family Bus is £9 if your child is an #OX4Life member or the same as the London Road buses.

Please request to be on the Family Coach when booking.

Match Tickets - non Family

Tickets can be bought online at and from the ticket office by phone (01865 337533) and in person.

Please note that ticket prices increase by £2 on the day of the game.

Advance prices
Adults: £20.50
Under 18 and 60+: £15.50

London Road Coaches

Depart: Stadium: 11.15am prompt; Kidlington Sainsbury’s: 11.30am prompt
Adult members: £16
Adult non-members: £18
U18 members: £14
U18 non-members: £16

Order from the ticket office (01865 337533) or from

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

*please note that the Family Coach will not be picking up at Kidlington


iFollow's live video streaming service for fans overseas is available and can be bought on a yearly, monthly or match by match basis. The audio commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford is available to all subscribers, home and away, and we will have video interviews with all the key people.

There will be a report and gallery right here at the final whistle and live tweets throughout the game from @OUFCOfficial.

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