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PREVIEW Sunderland v Oxford United

A full preview as the U's head for the Stadium of Light

3 December 2021

Oxford United travel to Sunderland on Saturday in Sky Bet League 1 (3pm)

United are still affected by the recent covid positive tests which left them without seven players last week. All of those seven are back in training but some had no symptoms while others were ill last week and those players will need to be gently eased back in to action.

Goalkeeper Connal Trueman has returned to Birmingham City but with Simon Eastwood and Jack Stevens back on the training pitches young keeper Mackenzie Chapman has joined St Ives Town on loan.

See Karl Robinson, Herbie Kane, Slavi Spasov and Matty Taylor previewing the game in iFollow right now.

Saturday is the first of three home games for Sunderland, with the U’s having three away games by contrast. With injuries affecting his options boss Lee Johnson saw a much-changed side lose to Oldham Athletic in the Papa John’s Trophy in midweek

"The reality is that we weren’t good enough against a side that’s second bottom in the Football League," Johnson said.

The Black Cats are likely to revert to the basis of the side that beat Cambridge United in the League last Saturday, a win that left them three points ahead of the U’s in fifth place in the table.

Advance tickets are on sale online from by phone (01865 337533) and in person from the Ticket Office at the Kassam Stadium.

The game is ALL TICKET with none available on the day. 

Prices are:

Adults:            £26.00
Over 65:          £23.00
Under 22         £18.00
Under 16*:      £12.00

The London Road Club will be running coaches to this game with a 7:30am pick up at the Kassam Stadium and a 7:45am pick-up at Sainsbury’s Kidlington.

 LRC Prices :

Adult member                   £38.00
Adult non member             £40.00
Under 18 member             £36.00
Under 18 non member       £38.00

These are available online at and from 01865 337533

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is permitted on the coaches. Masks are mandatory on the coaches.

You can hear the whole game live in iFollow in the UK thanks to our friends at BBC Oxford Sport, with highlights to follow. Overseas fans can see the whole game live.

We have coverage on Twitter, Instagram and a report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.

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