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PREVIEW Ipswich Town v Oxford United

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

12 November 2021

Oxford United travel to Portman Road on Saturday to take on Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League 1 (3pm)

TEAM NEWS
United welcome back James Henry and Herbie Kane who both missed last weekend's FA Cup tie against Bristol Rovers.

However Gavin Whyte is away with Northern Ireland while Alex Gorrin's knee injury means he joins Sam Winnall (ankle) in the treatment room and keeper Jack Stevens is still out through illness. Jack is expected to start light training again next week, as will midfielder Ben Davis after an ankle injury he picked up away on international duty.

See Karl Robinson and Jordan Thorniley previewing the game in iFollow right now where you can hear from Sam Long, James Henry and Derek Fazackerley in the Preview Show.

THE OPPOSITION
"League One is a very strong this year, and I think tomorrow is another match that should be a good advert for the division," boss Paul Cook said

"We're going into a game against a side, in Oxford, that is one of the best in the division. Karl has done an excellent job and their squad has been built over a period of time. They've got to the play-offs and been knocking on the door in previous seasons, and they're continuing to improve I think.

"Our recent home form is good, though, and we want to keep going. The atmosphere tomorrow should be great and I think you'll see two sides intent on winning the game.

"I'm really looking forward to it, and I can't wait to see 20,000-plus supporters at Portman Road once again."

TICKETS
This match is ALL TICKET with no sales available on the day.

We have an initial allocation of 1,054 tickets on sale online (www.oufctickets.co.uk ) by telephone (01865 337533) and from the Oxford United Ticket office

Tickets are available for collection at the Oxford United Ticket office until 3pm on Friday and from Portman Road from 1pm on the day.

Prices

Blocks V2/V1
Adults: £27
Over 65s: £20
Under 23: £14
Under 19: £7
Carer: FOC

Blocks S – Ambulant Lower Tier
Adults: £23
Over 65s: £17
Under 23: £13
Under 19: £6
Carer: FOC

Blocks DA Wheelchair
Adults: £18.50
Over 65s: £14.50
Under 23: £11.50
Under 19: £4.50
Carer: FOC

Arrival Time
All tickets have an arrival time printed on them. Supporters should adhere to these times and arrive when stated. With the additional checks that are in place at the turnstiles the entry process will be longer than normal, so these times are designed to allow access to the stadium in time to watch the match.

Lateral Flow/Vaccination History
All supporters aged 11 and over will be asked for proof of a negative lateral flow test result or double vaccination. If no proof of either is provided then no admission will be granted.

Negative lateral flow test
A test must have been reported and can be demonstrated via text message or email via NHS Test and Trace. The test needs to be taken within 48 hours of the time the stadium gates open (1:30pm). Ipswich will not accept actual lateral flow test sticks as proof.

Vaccination history
Proof of both doses received prior to 14 hours of the match. This can be documented by NHS app or via the Scottish or Welsh vaccination record services. ITFC will accept the NHS Vaccine card issued at the point of the 1st vaccination.

Please also note all supporters aged 13 and over will need to have photo ID available to verify their covid status on arrival at the turnstiles.

Mask Wearing
Face coverings are strongly advised in indoor areas such as concourses and toilets. Whilst not mandatory within the stadium bowl, spectators are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings in all outdoor spectator settings, including seats. ITFC ask all those attending to show respect to staff and fellow supporters regarding this matter.

Concessions
There are 4 pairs of Wheelchair/PA tickets available and these must be booked by telephone on 01865 337533 or in person. These are in the East of England Co-Op Stand and not with the rest of the Yellow Army.

There are 24 tickets available for ambulant disabled supporters located in Block S of the Lower Tier. Disabled ambulant supporters wishing to sit in the Upper Tier can do so but please note there is no lift access or accessible toilet facilities in this area.

There are 5 x car park spaces available for disabled supporters. These can be purchased via Ipswich Town, please contact their Disability Liaison Officer on 01473 400556 to book.

Ambulant disabled (receiving middle or higher rate disability allowance) pay the standard Terrace rate for their age bracket, with 1 free of charge PA ticket.

London Road Coaches
Depart: Stadium 9:45am prompt from the Kassam Stadium

Adult LRC member: £22
Adult non-member: £24
Under 18 LRC member: £20
Under 18 non-member: £22

Tickets are available online HERE or by calling 01865 337533

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

HEAR IT LIVE
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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