Oxford United welcome Derby County to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday (3pm) in Sky Bet League 1.
The U's welcome Hull loanee Tyler Smith back into the squad after injury with Billy Bodin likely to return to full training on Monday and in contention for next weekend's trip to Morecambe.
Teenage striker Gatlin O'Donkor played 60 minutes of the FA Youth Cup quarter final at Man City on Tuesday but is in the senior squad rather than the U18 side this weekend while Ateef Konate will be hoping for a recall after being omitted at Lincoln last weekend
See the full interview with Craig Short below as he takes charge aganst his old side, plus the thoughts of Lewis Bate in the Preview Show in iFollow right now.
Rams striker David McGoldrick was this week named Sky Bet League One Player of the Month for February. McGoldrick has scored 19 times this season and has been in great form but admitted to Rams TV that a draw at home to Shrewsbury and defeat at Plymouth this week mean the Rams need to bounce back against the Us.
“Not a lot has changed in terms of preparation or training - everything has been the same. It just happens” he said. “We were on such a good run and winning games, that wasn't going to last forever. We were going to have a little sticky spell and we've been in that the last couple of games but we've got the players and the staff to get us out of that. We're not even thinking that we're in a slump. We've just got to stick to our basics and go back to being hard to beat starting on Saturday at Oxford.
"The bad thing about it is that we've been leading in matches and thrown it away but it's just a temporary phase, it was going to happen some time and I'd rather it happen now rather than come the end of the season.”
Tickets are available now from
- By calling 01865 337533
- In person from the Kassam Stadium Ticket Office on matchday
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
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.
You can download a full guide to bringing your family to the Kassam Stadium here: FamilyDayGuide for download.pdf
Our Polythene UK Fifty/50 tickets are available all around the ground and offer a great chance to win cash at half time.
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.