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PREVIEW: U's Head For Pompey

A full guide to tonight's game at Fratton Park

25 October 2022

Match Previews

PREVIEW: U's Head For Pompey

A full guide to tonight's game at Fratton Park

25 October 2022

Oxford United travel to Portsmouth this evening in Sky Bet League 1


The U's are without Matty Taylor for the next three games following his red card against Peterborough on Saturday. An appeal against the decision was unsuccessful and he will miss tonight's game plus the trip to Bolton on Saturday and next Tuesday's home game against Fleetwood Town.

Kyle Joseph is likely to take up a more central role in Taylor's absence while youth team striker Gatlin O'Donkor is added to the squad.

The U's are without Sam Baldock, Josh Murphy and Yanic Wildschut who returned to the training pitches yesterday but is still five or six weeks away from a return to action. Oisin Smyth is the latest player to pick up an injury, tweaking a hamstring in training, but James Henry could return after an ankle problem that kept him out on Saturday.


Pompey Boss Danny Cowley believes the U’s will pose a real threat tonight despite his team’s unbeaten home record.

“They’ve got a really good team and had some injury problems at the start of the season, which probably disrupted them” he said. “Most of the key players are now back and they were at full tilt when I watched them win at Exeter recently.

“They played with a real rhythm and control, dominating the ball and carrying threat on the transition.
I would anticipate that they’ll move up through the league very quickly and it’s not a game we’re taking lightly.

“We’ll need to perform at our best if we want to get a positive result, but we’re under the lights at Fratton and there’s no better place to be.”


Sky Bet League 1
Tuesday 25th October 2022
19:45pm Kick Off

We have initially been allocated 1,000 Seats located in the Milton End

These are on sale online from and by phone (01865 337533) and to personal callers.

Adult - £24
Senior (65+) - £18
Young Person (18 – 22) - £16
Junior (Under 18) - £7
Ambulant - £16
Helper - £0

We have five Wheelchair and Carer Tickets (Maximum Allocation) in the Fratton End which can be purchased by calling 0345 646 1898 (Option 1)

Wheelchair and carer spaces are located amongst the home wheelchair section in front of the Fratton End.

CAR PARK (Limited Spaces)

Car parking for both home and away is located behind the North Stand. This can be entered via Anson Road off Rodney Road PO4 8SX. If supporters wish to book a car park space, they will need to contact Portsmouth directly on 0345 646 1898


London Road Coaches depart the Kassam Stadium at 16:30pm


Adult member £18.00
Under 18 Member £16.00
Adult non member £21.00
Under 18 non member £19.00

Visit or call 01865 337533 to book a place on the coaches

Discounted LRC membership is available now until 31 October at £5 for supporters who have purchased a 22/23 season ticket. The price after this time and for non-season ticket holders is £10.

Coach tickets are £3 cheaper for LRC members, so the membership soon pays for itself, even for occasional travellers.

For the safety and comfort of supporters, all those travelling are asked to abide by the rules which are:

• Under-14s must be accompanied by a responsible adult to travel on LRC transport.

• No alcohol is permitted on the coaches.

The London Road Club asks all supporters to have respect for their fellow passengers and will not tolerate any misbehaviour.

THE OUSP has produced this guide for fans:

Fan Guide Portsmouth.pdf


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