PREVIEW Blackpool v Oxford United

Oxford United travel to Blackpool on Saturday in Sky Bet League 1 (3pm)

United’s lengthy injury list has eased this week and they welcome back Jamie Cumming, Sam Long, Billy Bodin and Josh Murphy while new arrival Will Goodwin is in the squad for the first time.

Owen Dale won’t be available against his former club but Jay Matete and Tyler Burey, who also joined in the January Window, are included in the squad.

See a full interview with Ruben Rodrigues on the effect that competition for places can have, plus a longer version of the Des Buckingham interview below, all in iFollow.

Sheffield Wednesday loanee George Byers could make his debut as boss Neil Critchley looks for his side to gather momentum in a busy part of the season

“We’ve got a lot of games coming up and there’s genuine competition for places in each area of the pitch” he said. “Everyone has an opinion on the team that you pick both rightly and wrongly, but they don’t get to see what I see on a daily basis or have the information that I do from the staff around me. I’m sure the team we pick against Oxford will look different to the one against Leyton Orient at the end of the month.”

Striker Jordan Rhodes, who started his senior career with a loan at Oxford, is a major doubt.

While the online ticket service is temporarily unavailable tickets are still available to purchase over the telephone (01865 337533). We have an initial allocation of 1,197 tickets located in the East Stand.

Tickets will be available on the day from the white booth adjacent to the Away turnstiles from 1.30pm (subject to availability) where matchday collections can also be made from the same time.

The Ticket Office is open from 10:00-17:00 on Friday.


Proof of age may be required on entry for concessionary tickets.

7 pairs of wheelchair and carer tickets are available. Please contact the Ticket Office by telephone to purchase. Wheelchair users with a 2023/24 Season Ticket and Yellows Account will also be able to book online for this fixture.

Disabled fans pay the relevant price class and are entitled to a carer free of charge.

London Road Club Travel
Kassam Stadium pick up: 8.30am
Kidlington Sainsbury’s pick up: 8:45am


Visit or call 01865 337533 to book

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


You can hear the whole game live in iFollow in the UK or see it if you are overseas. CLICK HERE to buy a 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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