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Preview: Oxford

7 August 2015

A look ahead to Saturday's game at the Kassam Stadium

A new era under Mark Yates kicks off on Saturday when Reds visit Oxford United in Sky Bet League 2, kick off 3pm.
 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeremy Simpson

Assistants: Chris Husband and Paul Howard

Fourth Official: Lisa Rashid 

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TEAM NEWS

Lanre Oyebanjo and Gavin Tomlin are both out until October for Reds. 

Striker Ryan Taylor hopes to have recovered from an ankle knock suffered in last Saturday's friendly against Coventry to be available for Oxford.


In five pre-season games Oxford only lost once, 1-0 to Woking. Last Saturday they drew 0-0 with League One Coventry City.THE FORM GUIDE               

Reds played six pre-season games, winning three and losing three.

 

VIEW FROM THE BENCH

: "I don't think we could have had a much tougher start. Oxford have brought in some good players and they finished last season well. It's always a tough place to go but we will be ready and the lads cannot wait to get going on Saturday."Mark Yates

  

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the third meeting in the Football League between the teams.

In the 2011-12 League Two campaign, Reds beat the U's 4-1 at home and drew 1-1 in the reverse fixture on January 2, 2012 thanks to a late headed equaliser by Tyrone Barnett.

 

REST OF THE LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES

Accrington Stanley v Luton Town

AFC Wimbledon v Plymouth

Bristol Rovers v Northampton Town

Cambridge United v Newport County

Exeter City v Yeovil Town

Hartlepool United v Morecambe

Leyton Orient v Barnet

Mansfield Town v Carlisle United

Portsmouth v Dagenham & Redbridge

Stevenage v Notts County

Wycombe Wanderers v York City

 

FANCY A FLUTTER?

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TICKET INFORMATION

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