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PREVIEW Oxford United v Shrewsbury Town

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

19 October 2021

Match Previews

PREVIEW Oxford United v Shrewsbury Town

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

19 October 2021

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Oxford United welcome Shrewsbury Town to the Kassam Stadium tonight in Sky Bet League 1 (7.45pm)

With no new injuries after Saturday's game against Plymouth and Joel Cooper recovering well from a chest injury the only doubt ahead of tonight's game is boss Karl Robinson who will wait on the result of a PCR test before deciding if he can be at the game.

If the result does not come through in time then he will stay away and Craig Short and John Mousinho will be in charge of the side.

Jack Stevens stands by for his 50th league appearance for the U's.

See Jack, Craig Short and Elliott Moore all looking forward to the game in iFollow.

Shrews Assistant Boss Aaron Wilbraham is well aware that the U’s will want a strong reaction after defeat at home to Plymouth on Saturday

“Oxford lost a few players from last year but still play good football, they are a possession-based side, I know the manager Karl Robinson well from MK Dons,” he said. “He gets his teams playing good stuff, they had a disappointing game on Saturday so will want to bounce back.

“He was assistant under Paul Ince when I was there and I had a little bit of a part in him getting the job really, because he was younger than me and the chairman spoke to me and Dean Lewington about his capabilities. He was a really good coach, Karl, under Paul Ince, he got the job off the back of that.”

The Shrews are without Josh Vela (knee), left-back Luke Leahy (suspended) and both Aaron Pierre and George Nurse are injury doubts.

Tickets are available from where you can print at home or download to your phone or you can call 01865 337533

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.
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:

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
You can SEE the whole game in iFollow in the UK and overseas, with interviews with all the key men after the game.
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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