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PREVIEW Oxford United v Barnsley

A full guide to tonight's game at the Kassam Stadium

29 January 2019

Oxford United welcome Barnsley in Sky Bet League 1 this evening.

TEAM NEWS
United wait on the fitness of Cameron Brannagan and Marcus Browne after both limped off in the Checkatrade Trophy game at Bury last week. "One of them will be fine, the other will miss out" Karl Robinson told iFollow yesterday.

United, looking for back to back league wins for the first time this season, had a free weekend after that Bury game and after another week of training Samir Carruthers could be ready for his first start since the opening day at Barnsley - the on-loan midfielder played 45 minutes at Gigg Lane last week and scored his first Oxford goal.

Ahmed Kashi made his debut last week and competes with John Mousinho for the holding midfield role.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now.

The Opposition
Barnsley are unbeaten in eight and boss Daniel Stendel is looking forward to seeing his side take on the U's tonight

"It’s a difficult task for us" he said, "Oxford's last match they beat Portsmouth at their home, but we have prepared well for this game. For every team it’s the same, we can’t play every week really well. For the last weeks we have played very well though, we did everything well and only lost at Burnley. It’s important for teams with big goals that you win games like we had against Rochdale, we don’t worry now that it wasn’t the best game, we look at the three points which is important.”

"At the start of the season, we win 4-0 against Oxford which was a very good start for us, but I expect a difficult task on Tuesday, it is a different game.

“For us it’s really important how we can play. That was the message from the first day, our opinion is that if we play our style and our game, we can win every game in this league. We know that Oxford are difficult opposition, but we want to use our style to decide the game and the result. When we have a good day, we can win.”

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

On The Day

The gate behind the North Stand will NOT be in operation, meaning fans can transfer from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand. All car parks are open: we will tweet if/when the east car park is full. 

Please note that the Family Room is not open this evening, and the Holiday Inn Express bar is currently being refurbished and is therefore also not open tonight.

The covers have been on the pitch and we will have one eye on the weather for you - the forecast is currently OK but @OUFCOfficial will have any news as it happens, as well as updates as required on this site.

Guest Of Honour
We are pleased to have former United defender Luke Foster with us tonight. Make Luke welcome.

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

Family
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

Coverage

iFollow is available with the full game LIVE to to see wherever you are.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 our OUFC Live coverage. 

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