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PREVIEW Shrewsbury Town v Oxford United

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

11 March 2022

Oxford United head for Shrewsbury Town on Saturday in Sky Bet League 1 (3pm)

TEAM NEWS
United will be without skipper Elliott Moore and forwards Sam Baldock and Marcus Browne through injury. Moore is making good progress after an ankle injury but Baldock (knee) and Browne (hamstring) will be missing for the next few weeks.

In Moore's absence Karl Robinson has switched to a three-man back line featuring Sam Long, Luke McNally and Ciaron Brown, while Baldock's injury opens the door for Sam Winnall or Billy Bodin, who returns to the squad after injury. The U's will keep an eye on James Henry in training today before deciding whether he also returns to the squad.

See Matty Taylor and Karl Robinson previewing the game in iFollow.

THE OPPOSITION
17th-placed Shrewsbury are a hard side to break down with only the top two, Rotherham and Wigan, having conceded fewer goals. Josh Vela has missed three games through suspension but is available again while Shaun Whalley, injured since November, could be involved.

Manager Steve Cotterill believes his side are due a little bit of luck.

“I think we’re better statistically than where our league position sees us at this moment in time, the stats tell me that, but we’ve got to try to get there. We need to keep doing the same that has made us not only difficult to beat but a good team. I reckon somewhere along the line we’re due a little rub of the green, I genuinely don’t think we’ve had that this season in any shape or form".

The last four meetings between the clubs in Shrewsbury have finished 3-2 with the U’s winning by that scoreline for the last three seasons in a row.

TICKETS
Tickets are on sale online from oufctickets.co.uk  in person and by phone (01865 337533) until 3pm on Friday.

Away supporters will also be able to pay on the day CASH ONLY at the D M Recruitment Stand with no price increase.

Prices
Adult £20.00
Over 65 £15.00
Disabled £15.00
Student (NUS Card) £15.00
Young Adult (19-23) £15.00
12-18 Years £8.00
Under 12 FREE
Carer FREE

Disabled supporters will be charged £15.00 with a free carer if required.

We have 6 disabled car parking spaces. Please either email ticketoffice@oufc.co.uk or call 01865 337533. These will be available on a first come first served basis.

London Road Travel Club
Coaches will depart the Stadium at 10:30am and Kidlington Sainsbury's at 10:45am

Prices
Adult Member £21.00
Under 18 member £19.00
Adult non member £23.00
Under 18 non member £21.00

Coach Tickets are available from oufctickets.co.uk and 01865 337533

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

HEAR IT LIVE
You can hear the whole game live in iFollow with commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford Sport plus highlights to follow, and see it if you are overseas.

However, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the subsequent humanitarian crisis that is unfolding in the region, the EFL has moved to suspend the broadcast feeds of their competitions in the Russian Federation. Access to iFollow has been withdrawn in the territory.

We have coverage on Twitter, Instagram and a report and Gallery right here on the final whistle.

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