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PREVIEW Oxford United v Coventry City

A full guide to Sunday's big game at the Kassam Stadium

7 September 2018

Oxford United welcome Coventry City to the Kassam Stadium on Sunday with a midday kick-off a

Team News

The U's are unbeaten in four games and welcome back Marcus Browne, Jamie Mackie and Curtis Nelson to the squad that beat Fulham under 21s in midweek in the Checkatrade Trophy.

All three were rested in midweek but are expected to feature, while Shandon Baptiste is likely to continue after shaking off a knee problem he picked up in the draw at Sunderland last weekend. Baptiste hopes to train tomorrow and be involved, having missed a chance to play for Grenada, but Gavin Whyte is away with Northern Ireland and unavailable for the U's.

Samir Carruthers is now out of his protective cast and starting to train again while Rob Hall is back around the club and in good spirits after his knee operation.

See Karl Robinson, John Mousinho and a full preview Show, all in iFollow ahead of the match.

The Opposition

Coventry boss Mark Robins has seen his side win just one of their opening six matches in League One this season but is looking forward to the trip to Oxford on Sunday

“It’s a great game to be involved in," he said."It’s a game on Sky against near neighbours and they’re a good team and it’s a big game for everyone and one to look forward to. It’s a different game and different scenario.

“There’s three points at stake and we want the three points and we need to start picking them up and I know that but we have to maintain what we do and the direction of travel. We’re working hard to instil a way of playing that people enjoy watching and we have to make sure we are relaxed to go out and continue playing in the same vein.

“We’re playing good stuff and creating chances, I think I would be more worried if we were not creating chances, but we have to keep going in the same vein."


You can save time and money by printing tickets at home after ordering online HERE. The ticket office is open to personal callers and phone calls from 9.15 on Sunday morning on 01865 337533

Getting Here

The Football Special buses are running as usual but three hours ahead of the usual timetables, since the game is three hours earlier than usual! For the full timetables click HERE

Away Fans

If you are a Coventry fan travelling to the game then a full Supporters Guide is available here: OUFCAwayDayInfo.pdf Don't forget that there is a special away version of the matchday programme with additional information for visiting supporters.

Half Time

The Polythene UK half-time draw offers huge cash prizes and reverts to its old style this season: one large cash prize. Tickets are available all around the ground. 

Club Shop

The Club Shop has the brilliant new home and away kits available and can now offer the official letters and numbers for this season. Call in before or after the game, or for an hour after the final whistle, or visit

Family Room

Join us in the Family Room - open to all junior supporters from 10.30 onwards and hosting a whole range of activities as well as visits from Olly the Ox and the players. It's free to everyone and located in the east corner of the North Stand


iFollow is back with full commentary on the game, thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford, and live video for overseas fans. There will also be reaction from the key men after the game, and you can follow all the action on Twitter at @OUFCOfficial.

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