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PREVIEW Walsall v Oxford United

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

5 April 2019

Oxford United look to continue their good form when they travel to Walsall on Saturday.

The U's welcome back Gavin Whyte after a thigh strain picked up while on duty with Northern Ireland. Jerome Sinclair is also likely to be available after picking up a knock in the win over Wycombe last weekend and competes with Jamie Mackie for the striker role.

Sam Long also picked up a knock last week and Jamie Hanson stands by if required but the U's are hopeful that they will have a full squad to choose from other than Rob Hall, Jon Obika and Malachi Napa, who are all now out on the training pitches each day after long-term injuries, and Shandon Baptiste, who isn't too far behind them in his recovery from a knee problem.

See Karl Robinson and Rob Dickie previewing the game in iFollow right now.

Walsall’s form is a mirror image of United’s at the moment with four straight defeats, leaving Manager Dean Keates to call on the home fans for an extra effort tomorrow.

“The fans’ support, more than ever, is going to be needed over the next six games,” he said. “We need them for Oxford. We need to be united and we need to make sure we get what we need at the weekend so we can get out the relegation zone.”

“We are losing games and we are in a results business. I don’t want to be in charge of a football club that is down there. The aim this season was to get us in a positive position and we are not in a positive position at the moment so there is pressure on that. The aim is to get something on the board against Oxford and start looking forward.”


Tickets are no longer on sale online for this game but are available from 01865 337533 and in person from the OUFC ticket office until 3pm on Friday.

Ticket Prices:

Adult £20.50

Over 60 £15.50

Under 18 £15.50

Family ticket: 1 Adult and 1 Under 18 £22.50; extra junior ticket one per family £11.00; any additional juniors pay the under-18 price as above.

Family tickets can now be purchased from the OUFC Ticket Office

NB: family tickets only apply to parents/grandparents and their junior, not to siblings or friendship groups.

On the day of the game, family tickets will need to be purchased at the ticket office window at Walsall.

All other tickets on the day are CASH ONLY at the turnstile. PRICES INCREASE BY £2 ON MATCHDAY.

Wheelchair/Ambulant pay age-related price as above, with carer free of charge.

There is an away fans bar which opens at 1:00pm.

Car Parking is £4 per car, Mini Buses £6, Coaches £12.

Matchday hospitality packages can be purchased for £55pp or £27.50 (Under 14) to include car parking, match programme, away stand ticket, 3-course pre-match meal and access to licensed bar facilities, or 2 course pre-match meal for £16.50 per Adult and £8.25 per (Under 14) By calling 01922 651 416.


Departs Stadium 11:15

Kidlington 11:30

Adult Member £16

Adult Non Member £18

Under 18 Member £14

Under 18 Non Member £16

Call 01865 337533 to book

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


You can  hear the whole game live in the UK and see it abroad in iFollow 

OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game and the official report goes live with a full gallery right here on the final whistle.  

Want to get in the mood for the game? Then search for Oxford United Official on Spotify where we bring you a new playlist for every away journey, plus the dressing room playlist. The Playlist, usually compiled with the help of skipper John Mousinho, is available on Saturday morning and is always flexible: let us know on Twitter if you have any more to add to help get the Yellow Army in the mood on the motorway...

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