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PREVIEW Oxford United v MK Dons

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

19 April 2022

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Oxford United welcome MK Dons to the Kassam Stadium this evening (7.45pm)

Results over the weekend leave the U's five points off the play-off places with three games to play while defeat against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday left the Dons one place outside the automatic promotions places. Which sets things up for a key 90 minutes this evening...

TEAM NEWS
James Henry's clash of heads in the win at Fleetwood mean he is ruled out but Sam Winnall returns to the squad after missing out on Good Friday.

Marcus Browne, Sam Baldock, Alex Gorrin and Jamie Hanson are all back on the training pitches after injury but boss Karl Robinson's biggest decision may be whether to stick with four at the back or play the wing-back shape that he has employed in recent weeks.

See Karl and Billy Bodin previewing the game in iFollow.

THE OPPOSITION
Boss Liam Manning is well aware of the dangers that United present to his team:

“They're so dangerous, the number of goals they have scored, the threats and how attacking they are make them exciting to watch. I'm not looking at the permutations, but I know we'll be need to be at our best and maximum to get something from the game.”

United won 2-1 at Stadium MK earlier in the season as Covid caused problems for the MK boss

“I think we were close to having it called off with six or seven missing” he said. “It wasn't ideal, but I think we played really well in the first half with a make-shift team. We responded well, but in the second half, Oxford came after us and there were a couple of moments where we turned it over and it cost us the game.”

TICKETS
Tickets are available on the night from the Ticket Office and in advance from oufctickets.co.uk or by phone (01865 337533)
 
PARKING AND ACCESS
There are around 2,000 free parking spaces at the stadium but we ask everyone to arrive early and park legally.

The gate behind the Planet IT North Stand WILL be in place so fans cannot move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand

VISITING FANS
Click here for a full away fan guide: 2021 away guide.pdf
 
Please park in the West car park - the one closest to the cinema and bowling complex at the fence end of the ground.

GETTING HERE
The Football Special bus services, including the Didcot/Abingdon service, are running as normal and offer easy and affordable transport to home games. CLICK HERE for a full guide to public transport to the game.

FAMILY
Click here for a full guide to bringing your family to the Kassam Stadium: 2021 family guide.pdf
 
FIFTY/50
With another big crowd it will also mean a big prize for the Polythene UK half time draw, with over £1,000 win last game. Make sure you buy your ticket, available all around the ground.
 
COVERAGE
You can SEE the whole game in iFollow 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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