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PREVIEW Oxford United v Gillingham

A full guide to Saturday's game at the Kassam Stadium

27 September 2019

Oxford United look to end a great week on a high when they welcome Gillingham to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

Team News
United boss Karl Robinson is in the envious position of having to choose from either the bulk of the team that secured a record 6-0 win at Lincoln on Saturday or the eleven that beat Premier League West Ham 4-0 on Wednesday.

Elliott Moore, Sam Long, Mark Sykes, Shandon Baptiste, Rob Hall and Anthony Forde all came into the side in midweek and did well but Chris Cadden, John Mousinho, Alex Gorrin, Ben Woodburn, Tariqe Fosu and James Henry will be hoping for a recall to the league side while Matty Taylor scored in both games!

George Thorne is the man to miss out after dislocating his shoulder on Wednesday, joining Jamie Hanson and Malachi Napa on the injured list

See Karl previewing the game in iFollow right now plus a Preview Show featuring Sam Long.

The Opposition
Gills Manager Steve Evans is looking forward to facing the in-form U’s.

“They were very good (on Saturday) and the reality of it was that it could have been more” he said. “Was it Lincoln having a complete off day or was it Oxford having a good day? They have got good players and will test us fully. You can you see how sometimes it is, when goals come at key stages, they get a couple of lucky goals in the second half and Lincoln dip a little. Self belief kicks in and that’s a big thing.

“But it won’t affect what we do, it may affect what personnel and what shape we play, because that is part of the analysis you do for every game but it won’t make us fear them.

“They had a few players missing early season, key players. Karl has got one or two in since then as well. When you can attract the likes of the boy from Liverpool (Ben Woodburn) and the boy Matty Taylor, who came out of Bristol City, you have top players. We know how tough it will be for us.”

TICKETS
There is still time to book your place online at oufctickets.co.uk 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.

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

FAMILY
The Family Room is open for this game with player visits and we have a full Family Guide to games available here: OUFCFamily.pdf
 
SENSORY ROOM
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: kfaulkner@oufc.co.uk
 
Parking
There are circa 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium. Car Park A, in front of the South Stand will be held for a short period after 90 minutes for safety reasons.
 
Please remember there is a resident only parking scheme (controlled parking zones) around the vicinity of the stadium which is in force on match days. These are in parts of Minchery Farm and Blackbird Leys West along with Frys Hill and Brake Hill in Greater Leys.

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.

SMOKING
Although there is no readmission if you leave the ground during the game Smoking Pens are provided in the North Away, East Stand and executive areas for half time.
 
AWAY GUIDE
If you are a Gillingham fan travelling to the game then a full Supporters Guide is available here: OUFCAwayDayInfo.pdf
 
CLUB SHOP
The Club Shop is open and the new home and away kits are available.
 
COVERAGE
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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