Sky Bet League 2
Saturday 31st October 2015
The Lamex Stadium, Stevenage, SG2 8RH
Referee: Lee Swabey
Advance tickets are available until midnight tonight online at Boro Tickets. Tomorrow tickets are on sale in the ticket office and also at the cash turnstiles.
Please note, Luton tickets will be on sale from the club shop only tomorrow. All other tickets including ones for Gillingham in the FA Cup and our upcoming away fixtures will be available from the ticket office.
Brett Williams is suspended for the game after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season last weekend.
The big news though is that Adam Marriott is now only about three weeks away from a return to the squad after completing his first week of full training today.
Ronnie Henry and Rohdell Gordon are close to being available for selection again after both coming through a successful first week back of training.
Ryan Johnson, Dale Gorman, Jack Jebb and David McAllister are all still out with injury – there is particularly disappointing news regarding Macca as he is set for a longer spell on the sidelines after sustaining a further injury during a rehab session last week.
View from the dressing room:
The story so far…
Oxford are currently third in the table, living up to their billing as one of the league’s pre-season favourites for promotion. The U’s have only suffered defeat twice, away at Northampton and at home to Barnet in their last game. With three wins, three draws and one loss on the road, Oxford are proving to be a tough nut to crack both home and away.
Head to Head:
The draw has dominated this fixture over the years as in 12 meetings between the two sides we have seen 6 draws, 4 defeats and just 2 wins. Those wins did come at home though, Scott Laird scoring the crucial goal in 2010 whilst Craig Reid and an own goal saw us win 2-1 in 2011.
Our last meeting:
Betting with Sky Bet:
Last time at home we came out 2-1 winners against Wycombe and you can back the same scoreline at 12/1.
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Live commentary, social media & online coverage:
Can’t make it? Listen to the game live on the Boro Player HD service from 14:50 tomorrow where Steve Watkins will be leading the commentary, as usual.
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