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PREVIEW Oxford United v Plymouth Argyle

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game at the Kassam Stadium

15 October 2021

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Oxford United welcome league leaders Plymouth Argyle to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday (3pm)

TEAM NEWS
The U's have a clean bill of health other than Joel Coper who has been struggling with a chest injury.

The Northern Irishman is expected to train today and that would leave the U's with a full squad to choose from. Gavin Whyte and Marcus McGuane are fully fit after covid self-isolation, Sam Winnall and Billy Bodin return after non-covid illness and Jamie Hanson is available for the first time this season after a successful operation on a dislocated shoulder.

See Karl, Gavin Whyte and Simon Eastwood all previewing the game in iFollow.

THE OPPOSITION
A win over Burton moved Plymouth to the top of the table and the Pilgims are unbeaten since the opening day of the season

“It feels good, whether it’s for a short time or a long time – a month, a week, two weeks, whatever it is" Manager Ryan Lowe said.

“We are up there for a reason because we deserve to be there. We are winning games of football and it means a lot to the club. But we can’t get too carried away. Yeah, we are top of the league for the time being. We have just got to keep working hard, keep doing the right things.

“There are teams with games to catch up on, and that’s fine. All we can do is worry about ourselves. If we are there for a week, two weeks, a month, three months it doesn’t really matter. It’s where you are at the end of the season. So we will enjoy this moment and just keep working hard and moving on.”

TICKETS
Tickets are available from oufctickets.co.uk where you can print at home or download to your phone or you can call 01865 337533

 
KIT OUT THE NATION
Kit Out The Nation was launched after data from Sport England revealed 100,000 fewer children met the recommend level of physical activity in 2020 compared to the previous year.

Fans can drop off unsued kit and eqipment at the Produce Warriors drop off point outside the South Stand on Saturday: boots and trainers will be provided to Oxfordshire-based refugees and asylum seekers who participate in the Refugee Football Project run in partnership with Asylum Welcome and Refugee Resource.

PARKING
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.
 
ACCESS
There will be no movement from one end of the ground to the other for fans behind the North Stand on Saturday
 
GETTING HERE
The Football Special buses are running as usual for this game and provide a cheap and easy way of getting to and from the games. CLICK HERE for a full list of public transport
 
ISOLATION AND SENSORY ROOMS
Although we can't open Olly's Den or the Family Room at the moment we do have two rooms available which fans should be aware of.

We 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: ataylor@oufc.co.uk.

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
 
COVERAGE
You can hear the whole game in iFollow in the UK (see it if overseas), with extended highlights or the full 90 minutes to see available later
 
You can also 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.

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