Oxford United welcome Peterborough United to the Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League 1 on Saturday as they try to get their home campaign off to a winning start
United have a full bill of health with Shandon Baptiste back in training and Anthony Forde coming through 45 minutes in a friendly in midweek; the Irish winger is fit but being eased into things having not had a full pre-season and could feature on the bench for the first time.
After an excellent performance at Sunderland there are unlikely to be too many changes to the side and John Mousinho stands by to make the 500th senior appearance of his long and distinguished career.
See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now plus Chris Cadden and a cast of thousands in an even more manic than usual Preview Show in iFollow.
Darren Ferguson has had a busy summer with nine arrivals including forward George Boyd, while the club is reported to have turned down a £4m bid from Sunderland for Ivan Toney yesterday.
“There seems to be a bit of a buzz around the place at the moment" Ferguson said. "As a manager you’ve got to manage expectations and fans expectations but we’ve been very strong in our recruitment so far. We’ve signed nine players now, a lot of which have been stand out signings that are getting people excited.
“Obviously last season we just missed out on the Play-Offs, but the recruitment we’ve done this summer has been done very quickly, we’ve got players in and we’re all happy with things so far.”
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.
This game is not all ticket and you can book your place online from oufctickets.co.uk 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: OUFCFamily.pdf
Guest of Honour/Half Time Draw
We are delighted to have Trevor Hebberd as our guest tomorrow; the Milk Cup hero will be talking to guests in the MGroup 1893 Club 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 via the Match Centre (try it- it is new and proving very popular) with a match report right on the final whistle.