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PREVIEW Oxford United v Bristol Rovers

U's welcome The Pirates in Sky Bet League 1

24 February 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW Oxford United v Bristol Rovers

U's welcome The Pirates in Sky Bet League 1

24 February 2023

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Oxford United welcome Bristol Rovers to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday for a 12.30pm kick-off in Sky Bet League 1.

TEAM NEWS
Tyler Goodrham is in contention after missing the game at Cambridge last Saturday as a precaution after a tight hamstring but former Rovers striker Billy Bodin is again ruled out.

However the reappearance of Marcus Browne at the Abbey Stadium plus Sam Baldock and James Henry for the last couple of games gives the U's valuable experience and attacking options.

See a full interview with Karl, Simon Eastwood and Ateef Konate in the Preview Show plus a chat with Kyle Joseph in iFollow right now.

THE OPPOSITION
Rovers will have centre-back Lewis Gibson and midfielder Sam Finley back from injury and suspension respectively.

Everton loanee Gibson has been absent for seven games and Rovers have been without a win for that run, while Finley returns after suspension for a red card against MK Dons.

"They have trained this week, so they definitely improve the group and give us a couple of different options in there," Manager Joey Barton said. "They bring a lot more maturity. The way both of them play, you want them in your group and your team, especially when you are in a tough moment like we are now."

TICKETS
Tickets are available now from

  • oufctickets.co.uk
  • By calling 01865 337533
  • In person from the Kassam Stadium 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 be in place so pedestrians cannot move from one end of the ground to the other behind that stand
 
VISITING FANS
Click here for a full away fan guide: away fan guide 2223.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, offer easy and affordable transport to home games and from now until the end of the season they are part of the government's £2 for a ticket scheme. Click HERE for timetables and details - the game kicks off two and a half hours earlier than usual, please adjust your timings accordingly.

FAMILY
You can download a full guide to bringing your family to the Kassam Stadium here: FamilyDayGuide for download.pdf

FIFTY/50
Our Polythene UK Fifty/50 tickets are available all around the ground and offer a great chance to win cash at half time.

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COVERAGE
You can see the whole game in iFollow in the UK and overseas, with interviews with all the key men after the game.

CLICK HERE to buy a match pass

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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