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PREVIEW Oxford United v Charlton Athletic

A full guide to the first home game of the new season

13 August 2021

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Oxford United take on Charlton Athletic at the Kassam Stadium in their first home league game of the season on Saturday (3pm)

The U's will wait on skipper Elliott Moore who has been struggling with a chest infection but have Luke McNally and John Mousinho available should the centre-half not make it. Sam Long (calf) is definitely out but Nathan Holland marked his return with a goal at Burton on Wednesday.

Jack Stevens, Moore, Steve Seddon, Cameron Brannagan, James Henry, Matty Taylor, Ryan Williams and Gavin Whyte were all rested for that midweek match but are available for Saturday.

See Karl, Nathan Holland and Leon Chambers-Parillon all previewing the game in iFollow.

Charlton Athletic boss Nigel Adkins signed 23-year-old winger Charlie Kirk yesterday and must decide whether the former Crewe man makes his debut tomorrow

“He’s been at the training ground this afternoon" Adkins said. "We’ll just take stock of the whole thing. We’re delighted he’s with us and he’ll be wanting to play as quickly as he can.”

Tickets are available from where you can print at home or download to your phone or you can call 01865 337533
Although we can't open Olly's Den or the Family Room tomorrow we do have two rooms available which fans shoud be aware of.

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 Andy Taylor for more details:

We also have an 'Isolation Room' available: if you start feeling unwell or show any covid symptoms after you arrive at the ground please tell the nearest steward who will help you to the isolation area where we can get you tested and take appropriate action.

There are circa 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally. 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.
Please note there is no movement from one end of the ground to the other behind the North Stand for this game
The Club Shop is open and has the brand new home kit in stock in all sizes. You can also order online HERE
You can hear the whole game in iFollow, with extended highlights or the full 90 minutes available later, follow the whole game on twitter through @OUFCOfficial or on our Instagram page and we will have a full match report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.

Fans aged over 18 will have the chance to get their Covid vaccination before or after the match on Saturday.

Oxford Health has been working closely with the Kassam Stadium management since early this year to run the successful mass vaccination centre.

And, to mark the start of the season at home, fans who have yet to have a first or second vaccination (Pfizer second jabs only after 8 weeks) will have the chance to get their jab before or after the game.

The vaccinations will be carried out between 1pm and 6pm. The pop-up vaccination centre will be situated near the stadium entrance and will be clearly signed.

The facility will be available only to people attending the game aged over 18.

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