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PREVIEW Cheltenham Town v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League game at the Jonny Rocks Stadium

17 September 2021

Oxford United travel to Cheltenham Town on Saturday in Sky Bet League 1

TEAM NEWS
United are still without Marcus McGuane with a hip problem although he has returned to the training pitches this week and should be back soon. Both Sam Winnall and Elliott Moore are rated doubtful after missing last weekend's draw at home to Wycombe but Sam Long made his return as a sub in that game and is again in the squad for Saturday.

See Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow right now where you can hear from Jack Stevens in the Preview Show.

THE OPPOSITION
Cheltenham boss Michael Duff has seen his side start strongly after promotion and admits that a win at Charlton last weekend has left him with selection problems for Saturday’s starting XI:

"The players have given us decisions to make," he said. "Whatever the team is or the shape is it will be thought out. We will pick a team that we think is right for Oxford. Players have put their hands up and said pick me, so that's all you can ask for.

"We are not going to get carried away because we had a good 45 minutes at Charlton. They (Oxford) are a good team. They're in the top four or five for everything in the league. It is going to be a difficult game. We can pass the ball and get results against bigger teams - that's what we get from last week - but we don't kid ourselves that we've made it."

The Robins have some familiar faces in the squad including striker Kyle Vassell, midfielder Liam Sercombe and defender Charlie Raglan.

TICKETS
All tickets for the side of the ground are SOLD OUT and there are now a very small number remaining behind the goal.

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

Fans are advised to book as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Tickets are available online HERE and by telephone, 01865 337533, and in person at the Kassam Stadium Ticket Office. They can be collected on Saturday outside the Hazlewoods Stand for away fans.

We have a total allocation of 1,468 tickets for this game

Prices
Adults: £26
65+: £18
Student: £18*
Under 18: £10

*Please note that all students must have valid ID.

Concessions
There are 4 Wheelchair spaces available and must be booked by telephone on 01865 337533.

Ambulant disabled (receiving middle or higher rate disability allowance) pay the standard rate for their age bracket, with 1 complimentary PA ticket if required. Wheelchair users receive a complimentary PA with 1 ticket covering both supporters.

London Road Coaches

With resident only parking restrictions introduced around the Jonny Rocks Stadium since our last visit the London Road coaches are proving very popular for the short trip down the A40 and an extra bus has been arranged.

Depart: Stadium 12:00 prompt
Adult LRC member: £14
Adult non-member: £17
Under 18 LRC member: £12
Under 18 non-member: £15

Visit oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to book

To join the London Road Travel Club or to enquire about or book transport to away games call in at the ticket office or call 01865 337533

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.

OTHER GAMES
United's scheduled under-18s game at Bristol Rovers has been postponed for Covid-related reasons and the youth team will now play a friendly against Biggleswade instead, while Oxford United Women have no fixture this weekend. The Women are next in action on Sunday 26th September at home to Bridgwater Town.


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