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PREVIEW AFC Wimbledon v Oxford United

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

28 September 2018

Oxford United look for their first away win of the season as they head for AFC Wimbledon

TEAM NEWS

United are starting to see light at the end of the tunnel after a strong of injuries in the early weeks of the season. Samir Carruthers, Jamie Mackie and Simon Eastwood all trained yesterday and will step things up next week but boss Karl Robinson must decide whether to include them in the matchday squad as early as Saturday.

Tony McMahon also returns to contention after a hamstring problem and with Jamie Hanson now back from suspension and Cameron Brannagan available after his head injury there is competition for every place on the park.

John Mousinho was rested on Tuesday night against Manchester City but is expected to take over the captain's armband from Shandon Baptiste

See him talking about the game in the Preview Show in iFollow where we also have the Manager's thoughts on the game. 

THE OPPOSITION

United haven't won away, Wimbledon havent won at home. Manager Neal Ardley insists there is no pressure on his team tomorrow though:

“We haven’t won at home yet and we can’t start putting any added pressure on" he said “We already put pressure on ourselves within the camp. We expect more than we’ve given in the last couple of weeks. If we get things right with our performance then it is going to take a lot to beat us, ultimately that is all we can do in the next two or three games regardless of who we’re playing.

“If you’re asking: ‘Do I think we’re a really good team who are underperforming?’ The answer is yeah and it is a lot worse when you’re looking at a team and not quite sure where you are going with it. We are a very good team – we’ve shown that. But over the course of the season we have played well and lost, which is not a good habit to get into. And also in others we have played poorly and been out of games very quickly.

“We need to get a little more know-how and grit to make sure we can turn average and decent performances into wins. We’re not talking about a crisis here. We’re talking about getting some good habits to give us the best chance instead of struggling in those moments."

TICKETS

The game is ALL TICKET.

No tickets will be sold on the day so if you are coming along to support the U's you need to buy a ticket before 3pm on Friday - they can be collected at the stadium until 3pm on Friday or at the Cherry Records Stadium on the day.

With numbers limited to 700 on the terrace and 74 in the seats they are no longer available online but can be purchased by phone (01865 337533) or in person from the ticket office.

Prices are 

Seats

Adult £24
Over 65 £15
Student with valid NUS Card £15
Under 18 £10

Terrace

Adult £17
Over 65 £11
Student with valid NUS Card £11
Under 18 £ 4

All tickets are subject to availability.

London Road Coaches

Depart Stadium 12:00

Adult Member £13
Adult Non Member £15
Under 18 Member £11
Under 18 Non Member £13

Call 01865 337533 to book a place on the coaches. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is allowed on the coaches.

In addition a reminder that our home game against Luton Town on 2nd October has been made ALL TICKET

These are currently available from oufctickets.co.uk and 01865 337533

FOLLOW IT LIVE

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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