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PREVIEW Fleetwood Town v Oxford United

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

6 September 2019

Oxford United head for Fleetwood Town on Saturday

United are without Ben Woodburn and Mark Sykes who are away with Wales and Northern Ireland but a win over Norwich City Under 21s in Tuesday night's Trophy game has given Karl Robinson food for thought with a number of players pushing their case for a place in the league XI.

Woodburn's absence means someone else needs to play in the number 10 role, with Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu as possibilities, or that the U's have to change shape from their usual 4-2-3-1 formation.

Simon Eastwood, Chris Cadden, Josh Ruffels, Elliott Moore, Alex Gorrin, James Henry, Jamie Mackie and Cameron Brannagan are all likely to return to the starting line up.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now, plus Chris Cadden and Kyran Lofthouse in the Preview Show...


Former U's loanee Wes Burns is a doubt after being stretchered off in Tuesday's Trophy game at Accrington Stanley

Harrison Biggins was sent off in that game but is available for tomorrow’s Highbury encounter as his suspension does not carry over into the league campaign. Centre-half Harry Souttar is away on international duty with Australia, while midfielder Jack Sowerby and forward Conor McAleny are still injury doubts.

Coach Clint Hill knows that his side face a tough test

“Karl has done well. He had a difficult start last year but a really good finish. He has recruited well. They are a good football team and cause you problems with the ball.

“It will be a tough game for us, like any in our league, but we are at home and have been in decent form.After a difficult evening the other night (when Accrington won an ill-tempered game 2-1), the lads want to get back on the pitch and get back at it.

“If we turn up and do everything right, hopefully we will get a result.”


This game is not all ticket but tickets can be bought in advance by phone and in person and you can collect from the OUFC Ticket Office before 3:00pm on Friday 6th September or they will be sent to Fleetwood for collection from 2:00pm on the day of the game.

There is also pay on the day cash or card, no price increase


Adult £22
Over 65 £17
Under 25 £17
Under 16 £7
Under 5 Free with a paying adult


Adult £24
Over 65 £19
Under 25 £19
Under 16 £8
Under 5 Free with a paying adult


Ambulant supporters pay age related price as above with PA free. Wheelchair supporters need to contact Fleetwood.


Depart Stadium 8:30 am

Kidlington 8:45 am

You can hear the whole game live in the UK and see it abroad in iFollow - sign up now for a brand new season. OUFCOfficial will be tweeting throughout the game, you can follow it in Match Live right here on the website and the official report goes live with a full gallery here on the final whistle.  

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 on Saturday.

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