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PREVIEW Bradford City v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's game at Valley Parade

23 November 2018

Oxford United head for Bradford City in Sky Bet League 1 tomorrow.

TEAM NEWS

United look to build on a nine game unbeaten run when they travel to Bradford on Saturday. The U's were last beaten by Northampton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy when they lost 2-1. Since then their form is best illustrated in table form

RESULT W D D W D W D W W
GOALS AGAINST 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0

That near-binary goals against line is even more impressive when you remember that the 1 is a penalty at Charlton and the three came in just six minutes at Scunthorpe when the U's were 3-0 up at the time!

United are still without Rob Hall, Jon Obika, Shandon Baptiste, Samir Carruthers and Tony McMahon through injury plus youngster Tsun Dai who is still recovering from a knee injury but making good progress.

However Ricky Holmes could be available again after missing the win at Forest Green on Tuesday.

See Karl Robinson, Cameron Brannagan and Jamie Mackie previewing the game in iFollow right now.

THE OPPOSITION

Bradford Head Coach David Hopkin saw his his side pick up an excellent draw against Peterborough last weekend but is looking to strengthen his side in January.

“You’ve got to look at the recruitment,” he said this week. “We’ve got no wingers. People keep asking about Eoin Doyle but he’s not getting any supply. Recruitment has left a lot to be desired.

“I’m still picking teams where I’m three or four players short of how I want to play. The fans have got to be patient with that. We’ve got to try and find systems to fit people who we can play in the team and make a structure. It is difficult but these things will change once January comes.”

“For the next six or seven weeks, everybody needs to get their head down and work for the team. Hopefully we can pick up results because that’s the main thing now. I think things will change and once we get a few results you’ll probably see a lot more relaxed strikers playing.”

TICKETS

Bradford have set up an offer for their season ticket holders for this game and the prices apply for United supporters as well. 

Tickets are £1 each as long as purchased from Oxford United by 3pm on Friday 23rd November with normal matchday prices on the day. 

These are available on the telephone - 01865 337533.

On the day prices will be

Adult £25
Over 60 £15
Student £15
Under 16 £10
Under 11 (when purchased with an adult) £5

Disabled fans pay the age-related price and must be in receipt of higher-level DLA or middle rate for mobility.

London Road Club coaches

Depart stadium: 9am prompt

Kidlington Sainsbury’s: 9.15am

Adult member: £22

Adult non-member: £24

U18 member: £20

Call 01865 337533 to book

Note that under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches

FOLLOW IT LIVE

iFollow has the whole game live to hear in the UK and watch abroad - 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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