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PREVIEW Oxford United v Doncaster Rovers

A full guide to Saturday's final home game

26 April 2019

Oxford United welcome Doncaster Rovers for the final home league game of the Sky Bet League 1 season on Saturday.

United welcome back Marcus Browne and Simon Eastwood after suspension but are without Ahmed Kashi whose season is over following his red card at Shrewsbury on Monday.

Youngster Nico Jones stands by for his full debut while Eastwood is expected to return in goal with Jack Stevens dropping to the bench while Jamie Hanson and John Mousinho compete for Kashi's holding role in midfield.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now plus James Henry and Dan Harris in the Preview Show...

The Opposition

Doncaster boss Grant McCann has guided his team to sixth place in the table and a win could seal their place in the play-offs  “I have been in this situation as a player" he said. “We never won for three games and had to win the last game to get into the play-offs. “I remember it so well. Nobody fancied us and our form was not good and we got in on the last day and went and won the play-offs.

“Now it is almost coming around again and I am hoping it is a good omen.”

McCann is likely to recall talismanic James Coppinger was rested for the midweek game aagainst Accrington. McCann said: “Copps has come back and is revitalised and fresh.”

Match Day
The RES gate behind the North Stand will be in operation for this game meaning fans cannot move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand after the game. See the Match Pack block above for the best ways to make the most out of your day, including travel details and an away fans guide.

Get there nice and early to join us for the presentation of three trophies: Homegrown Player of the Year, Players Player of the Year and the Supporters Player of the Year.

This game is not all ticket and you can book your place online from or by calling 01865 337533

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

Guest of Honour/Half Time Draw
We are delighted to have Denis Smith as our guest tomorrow; the former U's Manager will be talking to guests before the game and we are sure you will welcome him home when he helps with the half time Polythene UK 50/Fifty draw. Tickets for the draw are available all around the ground.


iFollow is available with the full game LIVE to hear in the UK and see 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 a match report right on the final whistle.

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