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PREVIEW Portsmouth v Oxford United

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

1 November 2019

Oxford United look to make it 12 games unbeaten when they travel to Portsmouth on Saturday

United will  be without Rob Hall who rolled his ankle during Tuesday's Carabao Cup game against Sunderland. With Ben Woodburn, Cameron Brannagan, Malachi Napa, George Thorne and Jamie Hanson already ruled out United will wait on the fitness of Chris Cadden and Tariqe Fosu, who have both missed training at some stage this week. 

See Karl previewing the game in iFollow right now where we have Rob Hall and Jamie Brooks as our guests in the Preview Show...

Kenny Jackett is looking for his side to stay tight at the back against the free-scoring U's.

"We have to make sure we are proactive in our defending" he said. "The best form of defending is interception, pressing, stepping up and making sure we block crosses. If we can, try to hold a brave line, a high line, and generally be proactive.

‘We don’t want to drop deep, invite pressure, we want to be careful with the amount of free-kicks we give away. There’s a thin dividing line between getting tight, blocking and competing – and then not giving free-kicks away."

A reminder that this game is ALL TICKET with none available on the day and no further tickets now available. Please do not travel without a ticket.

The car park is adjacent to the stadium, postcode PO4 8SX, which leads you into Anson Road off Rodney Road. The club provide 26 accessible spaces on a first come first served basis. In addition, there is a designated drop off point with 200 spaces available also on a first come first served basis at a cost of £10 per vehicle.

Alcohol is NOT available in the away section, this is due to this area being in sight of the pitch and alcohol is therefore prohibited.

London Road Travel
Departs Stadium 11:15 am
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is allowed on the coaches.

If you can't get to the game then you can still hear it LIVE in iFollow if you are in the UK or SEE the whole game if you are overseas.

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 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 as we head south.

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