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PREVIEW Oxford United v Bradford City

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game at the Kassam Stadium

15 March 2019

Oxford United take on Bradford City on Saturday

United have no new injuries after away games at Gillingham and Rochdale this week but Karl Robinson has some interesting choices to make.

In midfield John Mousinho is fit again after a calf injury and challenges Ahmed Kashi for the holding midfield role while Mark Sykes, James Henry and Cameron Brannagan compete for a place slightly further forward in the same midfield.

Up front Jordan Graham, Marcus Browne, Luke Garbutt and Gavin Whyte challenge for the two wide roles and Jerome Sinclair and Jamie Mackie are in contention for the striker position. Whyte and Jonte Smith are both available but will miss next week's game at Coventry followng their international call ups.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now.

The Opposition

Manager Gary Bowyer is focussed purely on Saturday's game rather than the remainder of the season as his new side fight to stay in League 1.

“The focus here now is completely on Oxford,” he said. "We can’t control the other factors so we’re not going to waste time doing that. We must concentrate on ourselves and produce the performances. It’s important we build on the two games we’ve had so far. The mood in the camp is very good.

“On day one, I drew out the boundaries of what I expect from the players. I reiterated that yesterday. We will fight for every ball in every minute that’s available to try and get us the victory this weekend and try and get us out of the bottom four.”

Match Day
The RES gate behind the North Stand will in operation for this game, remaining open until 4.30pm, meaning fans cannot move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand after the game. See the Matchday Info block below for the best ways to make the most out of your day, including travel details and an away fans guide.

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

Youth Team
Good luck to our under 18s who are at home to Peterborough United on Saturday morning in the EFL Youth Alliance Merit League 1. Kick off is at 11am and admission is free at Northcourt Road, Abingdon.


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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