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PREVIEW Oxford United v Forest Green Rovers

A full guide to Saturday's Emirates FA Cup game at Grenoble Road

9 November 2018

Oxford United welcome Forest Green Rovers on Saturday in the Emirates FA Cup.

Team News

The U's have been in fine form in recent weeks and have scored three times in each of the last three games. That gives Manager Karl Robinson a selection dilemma up front where Sam Smith came into the side at Wycombe in the Checkatrade Trophy and capped a fine display with a goal. Jamie Mackie has been leading the line well in the league and Robinson must choose between the two as well as perming two from three of Marcus Browne, Gavin Whyte and Ricky Holmes to join the front man.

Whyte is eligible to play before he flies up to join up with the Northern Ireland squad but striker Harvey Bradbury, who made his debut in midweek, is cup tied after playing for Woking on loan earlier in the competition

See Josh Ruffels and Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now.

The Opposition

Our visitors are currently ninth in the League 2 table after a narrow defeat at leaders Lincoln last Saturday. The clubs have met ten times over the years, with the U's winning five and losing two. The last time the clubs met was also in the FA Cup three years ago when a 76th-minute Kemar Roofe goal gave United a 1-0 win over the then National League side.


There are reduced prices for this game, where all areas of the ground will be open. 

Prices are:

Adults £12
Over 65 £7
Young Adult (18-21) £7
Under 18 £7
Under 13* £5
Under 7 £1 (FREE in Family Area)

1893 Club

Adults £20
Over 65 £15
Young Adult (18-21) £15
Under 18 £15
Under 13* £10

*Must be accompanied by an adult

Tickets are on sale from the Oxford United ticket office online at and from the Ticket Office (01865 337533)

Getting Here

Because of the interest the OX3 and OX7 football specials will be running for the FA Cup match at the normal times. Both services had been running slightly earlier due to the roadworks en route but normal timetables now apply again.

Away Fans

If you are a Forest Green fan fan travelling to the game then a full Supporters Guide is available here: OUFCAwayDayInfo.pdf 

Polythene UK 50/Fifty Draw

There will be another big prize in the half time draw where half the money raised goes to one lucky winner. Tickets cost just £1 and our sellers are all around the ground.


Oxford United pride ourselves on providing a great atmosphere for families to enjoy. We have a full Family Guide to games available HERE: OUFC Family Guide

Family Room

The Family Room is open for all Saturday home games and features activities and games for young fans plus a chance to meet players before kick-off. It is free to join the fun and you can find it in the corner of the South  and East Stands from 1.30pm onwards


iFollow is available with the full game LIVE to hear in the UK,  Ireland and overseas. Please note there is no live overseas video streaming in the FA Cup due to different rights. There will still be reaction from the key men after the game, and you can follow all the action on Twitter at @OUFCOfficial and on this site with our OUFC Live coverage. Clive lives....

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