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PREVIEW Oxford United v Crystal Palace

20 July 2018

Oxford United welcome Premier League Crystal Palace to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday for their first home pre-season friendly of the summer (3pm).

Team News

Gavin Whyte stands by for his first appearance since joining from Crusaders, with international clearance expected today. The winger has looked sharp in training and would join Tony McMahon, Luke Garbutt, Samir Carruthers, Cameron Norman and Armani Little in making first appearances at home, but latest signing Jamie Mackie is unlikely to be involved having had no game time in pre-season so far.

Jon Obika has scored six goals in five pre-season games so far and will be keen to impress against Palace after spending time on loan there earlier in his career.

Tickets

PLEASE NOTE The ticket office will not be open until midday on Saturday.

Prices have been reduced for this game and there is a special discount if you book for this match plus Tuesday's game against Leeds United at the same time in advance.

  Price per game Both games
Adult £12  £22
Over 65  £7  £12
Young Adult 18-21  £7  £12
Under 18  £7  £12
Under 13**  £5  £8
Under 7** £2  £2

**Accompanied by Adult

The discounted prices are only available from the Ticket Office in person or by phone (01865 337533) during normal office hours or from the Club Shop in the covered market in the city centre until 5.25pm on Friday.

Tickets are available online at oufctickets.co.uk until 1pm on Saturday, but not for the discounted two-match package.

Please note that the North Stand will be closed to home supporters, as will the end blocks of the East Stand, South Stand Upper and the east end of the South Stand Lower, while the west end of the South Stand Lower will also be closed.

Season ticket holders' seats are NOT reserved for this game.

Coverage

If you can't make it to the game then there are several options to follow the action*

  • Hear it LIVE online - go to BBC Oxford Sport to hear the whole game
  • See it LIVE - Crystal Palace are hoping to stream the game live  in www.eagles.cpfc.co.uk  and a day pass would be available if this proves possible. Because the two clubs have different live feed providers it is highly unlikely that we will be able to stream the game in iFollow
  • Follow it LIVE -  We will be tweeting at @OUFCofficial and we will be looking for some feedback tomorrow. We are considering a specific twitter feed for match action, or whether to use the 'matchday live' feature of this website for match action and just tweet goals and key action. As ever, we will listen to what fans want so join the discusiion from 2pm on Saturday on the official twitter feed.

 *it's COMPLICATED! If anyone would like a fully detailed explanation then email cwilliams@oufc.co.uk. But be warned he can bang on about this at great length.


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