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PREVIEW Scunthorpe United v Oxford United

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

2 November 2018

Oxford United head for Scunthorpe on Saturday looking to stretch their unbeaten run to six league games.

TEAM NEWS

United have no new injury worries after the win over Shrewsbury last weekend but boss Karl Robinson has some interesting choices to make up front. Marcus Browne, Gavin Whyte and Ricky Holmes all played two of the three games last week alongside front man Jamie Mackie and it will be interesting to see which combination is preferred against a Scunthorpe side on a five game losing streak.

Jon Obika goes in for an operation next week after his knee injury settled down, Shandon Batiste had an operation on his shoulder this week, while Rob Hall continues to make good progress from his knee problem but will be out until well in to the new year.

See Karl Robinson and John Mousinho talking about the game plus the Preview Show talks to the stars of the past at our 125th Anniversary game last weekend, all in iFollow right now

THE OPPOSITION

Manager Stuart McCall has seen his side struggle in recent weeks with a home defeat against Plymouth the latest setback and knows the U's are in decent form right now.

“I saw their opening game of the season at Barnsley when they were defeated 4-0. Karl (Robinson) brought in some really good players over the summer, and they’ve got a good squad. They didn’t have the best start, but they’ve changed their system to try and shore up because they were conceding too many goals and it’s worked for them.

"That’s something we have to look at as well. You can’t be naïve to think this is how we play and we’ll always stick by our principles. You still have the work ethic and how you want to play the game, but you might have to tinker with certain things until you get a result that starts us picking up again.

“Oxford have done that and they’re unbeaten in five now. They come here in good form, but there’s such a fine line and there’s not a lot between us turning it around. We know we’re without some key experienced players but it gives a chance for everyone to muck in on Saturday and really put in a strong performance.”

TICKETS

This game is not all ticket but tickets are cheaper in advance of matchday.

Tickets are available on the phone and in person until Friday 2nd November, 3pm. Tickets can be collected from the OUFC Ticket Office until that point and then from the ticket collection window next to the main ticket office and club shop from 2pm on Saturday at Scunthorpe.

Ticket prices

In advance /on the day

Adult £22 £25
Over 65 £15 £17
Under 21 £15 £17
Student £15 £17
Under 18 £6 £8

Under 12 free -  maximum 2 per paying adult only available from the ticket office, in person or on the phone: 01865 337533

Wheelchair users should contact the Scunthorpe ticket office on 01724 747670

London Road Travel Club

Departs Stadium 9:15 am

Kidlington (Sainsbury’s) 9:30 am

Adult member £21

Adult non member £23

Under 18 member £19

Under 18 non member £21

London Road Club coach tickets are available from oufctickets.co.uk and from 01865 337533.

Under 14s must be accompanied on the coaches and no alcohol is permitted

FOLLOW IT LIVE

iFollow has the whole game live  to hear in the UK or see if you live overseas. 

@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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