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PREVIEW Oxford United v Sunderland

A full guide to Saturday's big game

8 February 2019

Oxford United welcome Sunderland for the first time in 20 years this Saturday.

United will wait on the fitness of Marcus Browne and Ahmed Kashi before naming the side to face the Black Cats. Browne has returned to training this week and should be available while midfielder Kashi was ill earlier in the week but is also expected to be in the squad.

Jerome Sinclair, a deadline day signing on loan from Watford, spent the first half of the season on loan at the Stadium of Light  and will be hoping to impress against his former club while Jonte Smith could feature on the bench for the first time after scoring for the under 23s in a friendly on Thursday.

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

The Opposition

Sunderland boss Jack Ross: “I think at a couple of Oxford’s recent home games they’ve played against the likes of Portsmouth and Barnsley and they’ve produced good results as well, so that is another indicator of how good a team that they are, that they can be on their day,”

“The challenge for us is being consistently difficult each and every game. In each and every away game, I think a lot of the time has resulted in the opposing team’s biggest crowd of the season - I gather that will be the same on Saturday.

“That all adds to the occasion if you like and the challenge that we face,” he continued.

“It was a difficult match when we played Oxford at home, obviously made even more difficult by the fact we were a man short for large parts of it, but we know that we have to play well to win the game on Saturday."

Getting Here
For a full guide to transport options, parking and buses CLICK HERE

Away Fans

If you are a Sunderland fan travelling to the game then a full Supporters Guide is available here: OUFCAwayDayInfo.pdf 

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


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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