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Preview: Oxford

7 April 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's home game against Oxford United

The club's new owner Ziya Eren will be introduced to our fans before Saturday's home game against Oxford United, kick off 3pm.

 

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Nick Kinseley

Assistants: Andrew Quin and Craig Taylor

Fourth Official: Brendan Malone

To find out more about the match officials click here.

 

TEAM NEWS

Liam McAlinden is also out because of hamstring trouble but could be fit in 2-3 weeks. Jimmy Smith, out since January 2, is back in the squad after recovering from a broken foot and Lanre Oyebanjo should also be available.

Joe Skarz and Ryan Taylor miss out for Oxford because of groin injuries.

 

THE FORM GUIDE               

Reds have lost four of their last ten games. Saturday's loss to Bristol Rovers was their second in seven matches.

Second-placed Oxford have a formidable away league record and are unbeaten on their travels in their last ten League 2 matches.

 

VIEW FROM THE BOSS

Mark Yates – "We should have one or two more players available that will make us stronger. This is a game we should relish against one of the best sides in the league and is definitely one we feel we can get something from. Oxford have been pretty consistent all season but it's up to us at home to impose ourselves and make sure we win our individual battles."

Michael Appleton - "We don't lose two games in a row very often and I am expecting the players to bounce back from (the JPT final) defeat on Sunday. The next six games are ten times more important for us than Wembley was."

 

WE’VE MET BEFORE?

This will be the fourth League meeting against Oxford and Reds have yet to lose one with a 4-1 win here in November 2011 and to draws, both 1-1, at the Kassam in January 2012 and on the opening day of this season.
 

SATURDAY’S SKY BET LEAGUE TWO FIXTURES

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Newport County v Cambridge United

Northampton Town v Bristol Rovers

Notts County v Stevenage

Plymouth Argyle v AFC Wimbledon

Yeovil Town v Exeter City

York City v Wycombe Wanderers

 
FANCY A FLUTTER?

For all the latest match odds from the league's title sponsors Sky Bet click here

 

TICKET DETAILS

Tickets are now on sale or you can pay on the turnstiles. More information here

 

HOW TO FOLLOW THE GAME

Live match commentary can be heard on the Club's online service, Reds PlayerHD with John Barnett and Tony Vessey. Sign up and listen here.

There will also be regular updates on our social media channels, which are listed below.





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