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PREVIEW Cheltenham Town v Oxford United

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

24 November 2023

Match Previews

PREVIEW Cheltenham Town v Oxford United

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

24 November 2023

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

It's Des Buckingham's first game since taking over as Head Coach and he'll be looking for his side to build on a run of just one defeat in their last ten games.

United welcome on-loan winger Kyle Edwards back into the squad after a hamstring problem with Marcus Browne hoping to be in contention a week later when the U's welcome Grimsby Town in the Emirates FA Cup.

Young defender James Golding has been recalled from his loan at Maidenhead and as winger Tyler Goodrham said, every player is hoping to get the nod in the new Manager's first starting eleven:

"It has been a really good week" Goodrham said. "I think every player starts with a clean slate when a new Manager comes in. He hasn't changed too much this week, just one or two little things here and there, but he has made his mark and training has been good. We have competition for places and in training this week you can see everyone pushing because we all want to be involved on Saturday.

"But that's been the same all season really. The competition for places is what you need. It won't be easy and you can forget the league table on Saturday. Last season that was us where Cheltenham are right now and every time we played a side near the top we competed and fought for everything.

"But we know the fans will be there like they were at Orient in the last league game and we want to end the day celebrating with them again."

You can see the full interviews below plus the pre-match throughts of Des Buckingham in iFollow right now.

Robins boss Darrell Clarke has started to turn things around since his arrival with former United captain Adam Murray as his right-hand man.

"They're (Oxford) flying in the league, right up there in second place trying to chase Portsmouth down" he said."We are under no illusions that it's going to be tough, but Wigan was tough, we've had some tough games and we've matched these teams.

"But we want to do more than match them, we want to try and beat them."

United will be wearing their yellow kit. Order yours HERE. 


This game is SOLD OUT for away fans

None will be available on the day and fans without tickets should not travel.

Places on the London Road Club coaches are still available.

London Road Club Travel

Kassam Stadium pick up: 12:30pm


Adult LRC member £18
Adukt £21
U18 LRC Member £16
U18 £19

Visit or call 01865 337533 to book

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

Cheltenham have launched an away supporters fan zone this season. There are currently no bars or alcohol served in the ground for away supporters, but this zone is right next to the away entrance in the car park, with toilets, a bar and music.

There are two parking spaces available for away supporters with disabilities. These can be booked through Cheltenham directly by calling 01242 573558. Please note that blue badge details must be taken to book these spaces.

Missed out on Cheltenham? Then make sure you are with us for Des Buckingham's first home game in charge when we welcome Bolton Wanderers to the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday 28th November (7.45pm)

Tickets are available online HERE or call 01865 337533

International passes are available to watch the game in iFollow overseas and audio passes are available in the UK. CLICK HERE to buy your match pass.

Follow the game on @OUFCOfficial on X and we will have a full report and gallery right here on the final whistle.

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