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PREVIEW Southend United v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game at Roots Hall

5 October 2018

Oxford United look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Southend United on Saturday in Sky Bet League 1.


United will be without Shandon Baptiste who serves a one game suspension after his red card against Luton on Tuesday night. Jamie Hanson needed stitches after a stray elbow caught him in the face in that game but is expected to be available while Jamie Mackie is in contention after a recent hip problem. Samir Carruthers and Simon Eastwood are both back in full training but more likely to return on Tuesday when United welcome Northampton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Ricky Holmes will be hoping to impress against the club that released him as a schoolboy while Charlie Raglan and Cameron Norman were impressive in the under 23 side's win over Swansea last night.

Gavin Whyte is available before he flies out to join up with the Northern Ireland squad on Sunday.

See Gavin, Ricky Holmes and Karl Robinson all talking about the game in the Preview Show in iFollow where we also have the full game live. 


Southend have picked up three wins in a row but Manager Chris Powell wants still more from his side

“I’m really proud of the players at the minute but I’m still pushing them,” he told Southend's official site “I don’t want them to think they’ve cracked it. The second we relax, we’ll have a problem. And they’ll have a problem with me.

“Now, for me, getting a result and a win at home in front of our fans would really crown and top off a really good week because we’ve had two away trips. What’s great is we’re showing we’re quite adaptable. We’ve got one way of playing and we’ve shown we can play another way if we have to."


Southend United v Oxford United
Saturday 6th October | 3 pm | Roots Hall | SS2 6NQ

Tickets for this game are no longer on sale online but are available in person or by phone (01865 337533) until 3pm on Friday 5th October.


Adult £22
60 and over £15
Student (with valid ID) £14
17-22 £14
Disabled (with free carer)* £14
9-16 £10
8 and under £4

*NB There is an adult/senior concession price for disabled supporters. All other disabled supporters pay the age-relevant price with a complimentary carer ticket if required.

London Road Club coaches
Depart stadium: 11 am

Adult members: £17
Adult non-members: £19
U18 members: £15
U18 non-members: £17

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult. No alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

Tickets available from and the Oxford United ticket office.


iFollow has the whole game live - hear it if you are in the UK, see it if abroad. You can sign up game by game or for the whole season, and we have full 90 minute reruns of every game. 

@OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game and the 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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