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PREVIEW Accrington Stanley v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's Sky Bet League 1 game

2 December 2022

Oxford United travel to Accrington Stanley on Saturday (3pm)

The U's welcome Yanic Wildschut and Josh Murphy into the squad after injuries that have limited Murphy to cameo roles and Wildschut to the treatment room so far this season.

The pair will not be rushed into action but could be on the bench for the U's who look to extend an eight game unbeaten run across all competitions.

Midfielder Cameron Brannagan stands by for his 200th start. See Cameron, Simon Eastwood and Karl Robinson all previewing the game in iFollow right now.

Accrington Boss John Coleman is looking for his side to build on three 1-0 wins in three different competitions.

A 1-0 win over Cambridge two weeks ago was Stanley’s first three points in eight league games while they progressed in both the Papa Johns Trophy and into the Third Round of the Emirates FA Cup with 1-0 victories in the last week.

“1-0 is my favourite result! I think 1-0 wins are character building,” Coleman told the official Accrington website. “You take the lead, try and get a second and it’s vital you keep the ball out at the other end and, when you have managed to do it, it gives you heart when you go 1-0 again that you have been in that situation before and can see it through. Winning is always beneficial and we have to hope we can translate cup form into league form.

“We have set a standard with our work ethic and concentration levels and that’s got to continue, if not get better.”

“We haven’t won enough at home this season for me. We had exciting draws which have felt like a win but we have got to win home games if we are to be successful. We will have the Clayton End behind us on Saturday and Oxford will feel the full force of that.”

We have been allocated 500 tickets in the Coppice Terrace and 563 seated tickets in the Studio Stand.

Tickets are on sale online from  by phone (01865 337533) and to personal callers at the Ticket Office. They will remain on sale until 3pm on Friday and can be collected from the Oxford United Ticket office up until then. Any uncollected tickets after this time will be sent to Accrington for collection prior to kick off on the day. There is a small white ticket booth just before the away turnstiles. There will be sales and collections from there from 1:30pm.


Adults £20.00
Over 64 £15.00
Students £15.00
Under 18 £10
Under 12 £5.00
Personal Assistant FREE

London Road Club

Coaches will depart the Stadium at 9:15am with a pick up at Kidlington Sainsbury's at 9:30am.

Adult Member £32.00
Under 18 Member £30.00
Adult Non Member £35.00
Under 18 Non Member £33.00

Visit or call 01865 337533 to book

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult and no alcohol is allowed on the coaches.


The OUSP has produced this Fan Guide:Accrington Away fan guide.pdf


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