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Match Preview: Oxford United

23 August 2019

All the information you need ahead of the Gas' weekend clash with Oxford United.

Rovers host Oxford United on Saturday, looking to build on their impressive midweek 2-0 victory over Tranmere Rovers.

The Gas are so far unbeaten at home over this campaign and haven't conceded a goal at the Mem in their three games here, against Cheltenham Town, Wycombe Wanderers, and Tranmere Rovers.

Emotions are likely to be high at the Oxford game as the Club comes together to celebrate the life of Junior Agogo through a minutes applause before kick-off, and a number of other tributes throughout the day.

Coach's Preview: Manager Graham Coughlan took questions from the press on Friday morning - he began by expressing his condolences to Agogo's family, before looking forward to the task at hand.


Player's Preview: Following his impressive 'Beckham-esque' cross to set up the first goal in the midweek fixture, Josh Hare faced questions from the press in anticipation of the coming test.

Opposition: Oxford United need very little introduction, with a strong rivalry built up between the sides over recent years, there is an aura of a 'local derby' approaching this weekend. Oxford have strengthened well over summer, with many labeling their business up with the best in the division, notable additions include Ben Woodburn on loan from Liverpool, Daniel Agyei from Burnley and a familiar face in Matty Taylor, on loan from Bristol City. Despite the quality of their signings, they sit on the same points as Rovers, only a place apart in the table, with their only victory coming courtesy of a 1-0 win over Peterborough United. 

Last Encounter: The Gas have a relatively good record against Oxford, losing just twice in the last 11 outings, whilst beating them in seven of those 11. In their last meeting, the two sides met before the turn of the year when Rovers visited the Kassam Stadium, with the Gas coming away with a 2-0 victory and all three points. On that day, two goals from loanee Alex Jakubiak were the difference.

Travel and Ticket Information:

Online tickets for this fixture will be available until midnight on Friday, 23rd August for supporters wishing to collect tickets on the day as well as for the 'Print @ Home' option.

There will be no on the day ticket sales or seat swaps.

Supporters are reminded that any items that may incite hatred or abuse cannot be brought into the stadium and amnesty bins will be placed around the entrances for these to be disposed of before entrance to the ground will be permitted.

To book tickets online please click HERE.

To view the matchday ticket prices for the 2019/20 season, please click HERE.

Keep Up to Date with iFollow: Follow Gas will help you keep track of the action as it unfolds this season with a number of different packages available. Subscribers based in the UK can listen to live commentary as the action unfolds at The Mem - with an audio season pass priced at £45 or a monthly audio pass costing £4.49. A new package available is the one-match audio pass, which is priced at £2.50. If you are based outside the UK then you can purchase a match pass for £5 to watch the live match live. To browse the match pass packages, please click HERE.


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