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PREVIEW Oxford United v Rochdale

A full guide to Saturday's League 1 game

25 October 2019

Oxford United look to make it ten games unbeaten when they welcome Rochdale to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

United welcome back Rob Dickie after suspension and Anthony Forde after injury but are without suspended striker Matty Taylor.

Dickie missed last Saturday's win at Rotherham while serving a one match ban after five yellow cards but is available again and boss Karl Robinson faces an interesting choice with John Mousinho and Elliott Moore both in outstanding form as a centre back partnership last weekend.

Forde is likely to step up to the bench after recovering from a groin strain but Taylor's fifth yellow card means he misses out, with Jamie Mackie likely to lead the line and Dan Agyei on the bench

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now plus a Preview Show featuring Mark Sykes and Women's Manager Liam Gilbert.

Karl Robinson was there to see Rochdale’s win over Milton Keynes in midweek, their third win in a row which lifted them to 11th place in Sky Bet League 1 on 19 points.

Manager Brian Barry-Murphy now wants his side to show the same energy when they travel to the Kassam Stadium tomorrow

“Oxford will be licking their lips watching the amount of effort we put into the game” he said. “Our players are incredible in the way they recover and want to go again on Saturday. They will again give everything for the club once again."

There is still time to book your place online at and print your tickets at home to save time on the day; our ticket staff are available to talk you through the best seats available on 01865 337533.

This season you can download your ticket to your mobile for use on the day - no need to even print it. 

Please join us before kick off in a miinute's applause for one of Oxford United's biggest fans, Andy'Womble' James
The Family Room is open for this game with player visits and we have a full Family Guide to games available here: OUFCFamily.pdf
The team will warm up in pink warm up tops to show support for Against Breast Cancer, with the Women's team doing the same on Sunday ahead of their game against Gillingham. Women's Manager Liam Gilbert told us:

“The whole club is supporting Against Breast Cancer which is a local Abingdon-based charity. The shirts will be auctioned off with all profits going towards the charity.

“Admission to our game is on a donation basis, there will be bucket collections, people with information on how to support the charities and what they do. We also have a special programme with proceeds going towards the charity. It’s a subject that is so close to a lot of us and we really want to get behind it as much as we can.”

We are proud to have a bespoke Sensory Room for fans under 23 who maybe need to take a little time out on a matchday with our fully trained helpers. Just ask a steward if you would like to use it or email Supporter Liaison Officer Kath Faulkner for more details:

There are circa 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium. 
Away fans-  Please park in the West car park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.
If you are a Rochdale fan travelling to the game then a full Supporters Guide is available here: OUFCAwayDayInfo.pdf
The Club Shop is open and the new home and away kits are available as well as hats and scarves as the winter weather approaches...
You can follow the whole game on twitter through @OUFCOfficial, or here in our Match Centre, and hear the game in iFollow if you are in the UK or see it if you are abroad.

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