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PREVIEW Barnsley v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's game at Oakwell

21 April 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW Barnsley v Oxford United

A full guide to Saturday's game at Oakwell

21 April 2023

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

The U's are looking for a first win after 16 attempts but have only lost once in their last six games to keep themselves just ahead of the chasing pack at the wrong end of the table.

TEAM NEWS
The U's have no new injury worries after Tuesday night's draw at home to Portsmouth, a game which saw forward Billy Bodin make his return after injury.

Bodin could step back into the starting XI at Oakwell as United look to improve their fortunes in front of goal.

You can see an exclusive interview with Billy in iFollow's Preview Show ahead of the game.

THE OPPOSITION
Barnsley Boss Michael Duff has seen his side sneak under the radar as they push for promotion

"We've never been in the top two” he said. “Haven't been in the top two all season. We haven't given up on it. We're just trying to win the next four. But that hasn't changed since 15/20 games out. The psychology from my point of view and the players' point of view doesn't change. Try and win the game."

"It's a strange one, Oxford. Their last win was against Ipswich, probably one of the best teams in the league. I've watched their last two games, they play two good teams in Bolton and Portsmouth - I don't know the stats off the top of my head but they've had something like 45 shots across the two games."

"I cannot stress enough that Oxford are a good team and play good football. They won't be, without being too stereotypical, like a team at the bottom of the league who get it forward and defend in a low block. They will play like a top-ten team. Whether their confidence is not as high; I'd imagine it won't be because they have not won for a while. But we cannot give them any encouragement.

"We need to get on the front foot and kill any spirit they have got with our intensity and quality and hopefully we can win the game."

TICKETS
We have been given an initial 1,000 tickets with more available upon request.

Tickets are on sale online HERE and on the phones (01865 337533) and in person from the Ticket Office and will be available on matchday.

All tickets purchased between now and Saturday will be collection only from the OUFC ticket office up until 3pm Friday 21st April. Any uncollected tickets will then go to Barnsley for supporters to collect prior to kick off.

Prices :

  Advance Ticket Match Day Price
Adult £23 £25
65 and Over £16 £18
19-21 £16 £18
13-18 £10 £10
Under 14* £5 £5

*Please note Under 14 tickets can only be purchased alongside an adult/over 65 or 19-21 year old.

We have 9 pairs of wheelchair/carer tickets please call 01865 337533 to purchase.

The away car park is not pre-bookable and is cash only on entry. For sat nav purposes the postcode is S71 1AN. All cars including blue badge holders are charged £5, minibuses £10 and coaches £20.

A Visitors guide can be found at https://www.barnsleyfc.co.uk/siteassets/image/2022-23-season/pdfs/visitor-guide-22-23-feb-edit.pdf

London Road Club travel :

Coaches will depart the Kassam Stadium at 10:00am and Kidlington Sainsbury's at 10.15am

Adult Member £26
Under 18 Member £24
Adult Non Member £29
Under 18 Non Member £27

Visit oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to book

Under 14s must be accompanied by and adult and no alcohol is permitted on the buses

IFOLLOW
iFollow coverage is available to hear in the UK and watch overseas, with full commentary from our friends at BBC Oxford Sport.

We'll have our usual full coverage across all official channels as well.


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