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PREVIEW Bolton Wanderers v Oxford United

A full guide to tonight's Sky Bet League 1 game

17 September 2019

Oxford United look to build on Saturday's win over Tranmere when they travel to Bolton Wanderers in Sky Bet League 1 tonight (8pm)

United are without Elliott Moore who is still recovering from a back spasm suffered just before kick off on Saturday. John Mousinho stepped in against Tranmere and will continue tonight, retaining the captain's armband as well.

Mark Sykes is available again after illness and Matty Taylor is fully fit and pressing for a start after a groin injury while Rob Hall and James Henry will be hoping to impress when they return to one of their former clubs this evening.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now.


New Bolton boss Keith Hill has brought in plenty of new faces after Wanderers' troubled start but had a nice turn of phrase to describe where the club is currently at:

“We’re almost a football club that has come out of prison but still has a tag on. And it is restricting us" he said. “It’s a difficult one for the EFL,” he told The Bolton News. “The new owners have taken over and the club is in unbelievable financial hands now, in a great place run by great people. We know we are limited now on the recruitment. Everything we have done has had a restriction on it imposed by EFL regulations. We know it, and it doesn’t matter what the new consortium could potentially offer us, we’re governed by the EFL, without getting into the political garb.

“The seriousness of what is developing, Financial Fair Play in football, means this has to be scrutinised and I can understand the cautious approach to Bolton Wanderers. But they have helped us tremendously and we are stable now. We have to grow within our means, and that’s our intention.

“We’re happy to be governed but we have to be able to do what we need to do within those restrictions. It’s never easy but I can’t remember a stage in my life where it’s easy. When you work hard to achieve something it’s so much better. It’s an amazing feeling.”

Full-back Joe Bunney was injured in a car accident and could be out of action until Christmas while Wanderers are likely to be without a senior striker after new signings Chris O’Grady and Daryl Murphy picked up injuries at the tail end of last week.

There is one very familiar face in the Bolton squad in former U's skipper Jake Wright, currently on loan from Sheffield United.


Bolton Wanders
Tuesday 17th September


Adult £20
Over 65 £10
Under 23 £10
Under 18 £10

Wheelchair/Ambulant prices as above

Please note that all concessions must show identification at the turnstiles to gain access. There will be no upgrades on the day of the game.

Car Parking: £7 per car £12 per minibus £20 per coach, amount payable on entry to the car park. Disabled bays are also available on a first come first serve basis and charged at the amount above.

London Road Travel Club

Departs Stadium 2:15 Kidlington 2:30

Adult Member       £23

Adult Non Member £25

Under 18 Member £21

Under 18 Non Member £23

Call 01865 337533 to book your place. 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 watch it LIVE in iFollow.

Every league game that does not fall on a Saturday 3pm KO is available to watch online and that continues on Tuesday;  the stream also includes match commentary from BBC Radio Oxford.

For more information on how to watch the U's take on Bolton Wanderers with a Matchday pass, click HERE

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 Playlistis available right now 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 north.

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