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PREVIEW Oxford United v Stevenage

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

5 October 2021

Match Previews

PREVIEW Oxford United v Stevenage

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

5 October 2021

Oxford United welcome Stevenage to the Kassam Stadium this evening in the Papa John's Trophy (7.45pm)

The U's lost their opening game at Cambridge and need a win tonight as they look to progress through a group that also contains Spurs U21

"Winning the first game is a massive help but we have two games left and if we can win them both then we will be fine" Karl Robinson told us. "It won't be easy. I managed Alex Revell the Stevenage Manager when he was a player and he is a great student of the game who I am sure will do really well in management.

"We are without Gavin Whyte and Marcus McGuane and Luke McNally is suspended but we will go strong because we want to go through and see how far we can go."

Alex Gorrin is also unavailable while Herbie Kane picked up a knock in the win at Sheffield Wednesday and will not feature.

Youngsters Josh Johnson and Gatlin O'Donkor are added to the squad while midfielder Ben Davis could be involved for the first time after joining from Fulham.

See Karl previewing the game in iFollow.


Stevenage, like the U’s, lost their first game in the group, 4-3 to Spurs U21 but picked up their first win in eight games at the weekend to lift them to 17th in League 2

"I’m delighted with the clean sheet after last week, delighted with the character everyone showed in a game played in conditions you love as a footballer,” boss Revell said “The most important thing for me was the amount of situations we found ourselves in terms of getting through on goal and the chances created, we could have been out of sight to be honest. The clean sheet, fantastic spirit and character gives us something to build on.”


Only selected areas of the stadium will we be open tonight but tickets are available on the night priced:

Adults - £10
Concessions - £5
Under 7’s - £1

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 with extended highlights or the full 90 minutes 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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