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PREVIEW Oxford United v Lincoln City

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

26 March 2021

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Oxford United welcome Lincoln City to the Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League 1 this evening (7.45pm)

The U's look to bounce back after two defeats in a row but come up against a Lincoln side led by former U's boss Michael Appleton.

TEAM NEWS
United will be without Rob Hall who hobbled off after a hefty challenge in the friendly against Bristol Rovers in midweek. The winger will wait on the results of a scan but will not be involved tonight and there were one or two knocks for other players during Tuesday night's defeat at Northampton.

Karl Robinson will look at all his options and is hoping that Elliot Lee and James Henry are available again after injury. The good news this week was that Sam Long is back in training and could return next Friday at Sunderland. Malachi Napa yesterday completed his move to Woking.

See Karl and Dan Agyei previewing the game in iFollow now.

THE OPPOSITION
Imps boss Michael Appleton knows his side are facing a difficult task this evening against the U’s.

“They’ve got a good squad, a strong squad” he said “They’ve been in and around it for the last couple of seasons. They’re certainly a talented side with match-winners in the team.

“But there’s not one of the remaining ten games that’s not going to be difficult. I think you’ve seen in the results over the last six or seven weeks there isn’t a ‘gimme’ in this league

“It’s that time of the season where people do make mistakes because of the pressure on the games. There’s tiredness; not just physically – mentally, the amount of games we’ve had to play. Friday night will be no different. It might come down to someone just mentally switching off, rather than anything to do with tactics”.

MATCH SPONSORS
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COVERAGE
The game is live on Sky Sports, where former U's forward Jamie Mackie is one of the studio guests.

Season Ticket holders can watch the game on iFollow as usual and audio passes are available to hear the full game live courtesy of our friends at BBC Oxford Sport

We have all the build up on twitter and on our official Insta page, complete with behind the scenes exclusive content, plus a full report and Gallery right here on the final whistle and reaction from all the key men in iFollow.

Join us on the official YouTube channel for 'Matchday Live', available to help you get in to matchday mode from 7pm.

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