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PREVIEW Oxford United v Burton Albion

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

4 March 2022

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Oxford United welcome Burton Albion to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday in Sky Bet League 1 (3pm)

TEAM NEWS
United will wait on the fitness of Marcus Browne, Mark Sykes and James Henry. 

Browne felt his hamstring tighten up during the second half at Portsmouth on Tuesday and understandably United will not take any risks as he is eased back. Sykes missed the game on Tuesday with a chest injury while Henry picked up a hopefully minor injury in the warm up

Sam Baldock made another assist at Fratton Park so United have attacking options should Browne be ruled out but Elliott Moore is again ruled out with an ankle injury.

Alex Gorrin and Jamie Hanson are due to return to the training pitches in a couple of weeks.

See Karl and Sam Long previewing the game in iFollow.

THE OPPOSITION
Burton were beaten 5-2 at Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday night to leave them in 14th place in the table. Boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was unimpressed by a big decision which he felt shaped the final result

“The start was really difficult for us," admitted the Dutchman. "The opposition began well and put us under a lot of pressure. We could’ve done better with the two goals but we did so well to get back into the game. For their third goal the referee has made a big mistake. My player got pushed. I will speak to him and give my side but he will be arrogant. I don’t need to say any more.These kinds of decisions have killed us a lot this season.”

That result leave the Brewers without a win in their last four games.

TICKETS
With another big crowd expected we advise fans to book as early as possible. Tickets are available in advance from oufctickets.co.uk or by calling 01865 337533 and from the Ticket Office on matchday.
 
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 not be in place so fans can 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.

FREE TICKETS TO SEE OXFORD UNITED WOMEN PLAY SOUTHAMPTON
Oxford United Women will be at Saturday's game fresh from Tuesday's 7-0 victory against Hounslow which saw them go top of Women's National League South. Liam Gilbert's side will be stationed outside the Kassam Stadium Exhibition Bar between 1.30pm and 2.30pm to meet supporters, sign autographs, and pose for photos. The team will also be distributing complimentary tickets for their huge promotion clash with Southampton at Court Place Farm next Wednesday 9th March, 7.45pm kick off. The team will also be presented to the crowd ahead of kick-off, while captain Lauren Haynes and midfielder Sophie Baker will also celebrate passing 100 appearances at half time.

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 expected it will also mean a big prize for the Polythene UK half time draw, make sure you buy your ticket, available all around the ground.
 
COVERAGE
You can hear the whole game in iFollow in the UK and see it 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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