Oxford United look to bounce back when they welcome Rochdale in Sky Bet League 1 this evening (7.45pm)
A 2-0 defeat at Bradford ended a nine game unbeaten run and allowed the clubs below United to close the gap, meaning that Karl Robinson's side need to show a reaction as they take on Dale this evening.
The U's have no new injury worries after the weekend although they still have a lenghty injury list including Tony McMahon, Ricky Holmes, Samir Carruthers, Shandon Baptiste, Jon Obika and Rob Hall. The one plus this week has been the return to training of young midfielder Tsun Dai although his fellow U23 team mate Brandon Taverner replaced him in the treatment room with a hamstring problem.
See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now.
Rochdale Manager Keith Hill is also looking for his side to bounce back after a couple of defeats on the road:
“I’ve got to take into consideration our last two away games in which we’ve conceded six goals. We’ve been pretty poor," he told the official Rochdale website.
“Prior to that at Bradford City away we won 2-0 and played pretty well. After that game, regardless of the scoreline, I was pretty pleased with the performance.Recently, there’s been too many goals going in away from home, so I’ll probably adjust the players' mentality and our starting positions, and make sure that we nullify Oxford’s threat.
“Different mentality, different plan, but same team. Sometimes you have to have a different mentality, there’s no question about that, and as a manager you want repeat performances.
“They should be [fresh]. We’ve got a healthy squad, we’ll pick ourselves up again. We’ll travel down on the day. I don’t like overnight stays, especially on a Tuesday night. Financially it hurts the club and preparation wise it’s not healthy. We’ll go down on the day and go straight to the ground.”
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If you are a Rochdale 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
The Family Room is open tonightand 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 6.30pm onwards
iFollow is available with the full game LIVE in the UK, Ireland and overseas.There will 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.