Match Preview | Oxford United v Wanderers


It’s a top-of-the-table clash down at the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday night as Wanderers travel to take on Oxford United in Sky Bet League One.

Over 1,000 Wanderers fans will be backing the lads on the road on Tuesday night as Ian Evatt’s men remain focused on keeping their place at the top of the League One tree.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: It’s exciting for us to be challenging ourselves against the best teams in the league. Oxford are a really good team, who have some great players and are aesthetically pleasing on the eye who I have enjoyed watching.

“This is going to be a really challenging game, a difficult game and a different type of game to the one we've just played. We’re ready for it, we're looking forward to it, but we know it's going to be a challenge.”

Oxford United Manager Des Buckingham: “Bolton are a good team and got a big score at the weekend. They have been playing well, the same as we have.

“We are aware of what threat they bring but we must look at it from our angle: we are at home, we are a good team who want to do well in this league, and we are a side who will go out there to try and cause them problems.”

Ian Evatt

Team News

Kyle Dempsey made his return from injury last week to chip in with a goal and assist after coming off the bench against Exeter City.

Randell Williams missed out on Saturday but is recovering well from Tendinopathy. He will be assessed ahead of the trip.

Elliott Moore returns having served a one game suspension however Oxford will be without Ruben Rodrigues after he was sent off at the weekend.

Greg Leigh is ruled out with a knock picked up on international duty but Oxford may welcome back Marcus Browne if he passes a fitness test.

Form guide

Oxford United come into this one following away defeat to a rejuvenated Cheltenham Town side on Saturday in Des Buckingham’s first game in charge.

Having said that, Oxford’s form prior to that was four wins on the bounce in all competitions and their league form has got them to third position in the table so far.

They’ll be hoping that Buckingham can carry the baton on from previous boss Liam Manning who opted to join Bristol City earlier this month.

As for Wanderers, Ian Evatt will not be letting his side gain any complacency and will be keeping his feet firmly on the ground despite Saturday’s 7-0 home win.

A run of six straight league victories has propelled Wanderers to the top of the table which is where the Whites will be hoping to stay for the foreseeable.

Ian Evatt


Referee: Sam Purkiss

Assistant Referees: Adam Ricketts and Richard Morris

Fourth Official: Ryan Atkin


Tuesday, 7:45pm


Pay on the day will be available for Wanderers’ supporters at Oxford United tomorrow night.

Supporters will need to head for the North Stand Ticket Office when they arrive at The Kassam Stadium, to purchase their tickets. The office will open at 6.30pm.

Ticket prices will increase on the night and supporters can purchase with both cash & card.

Matchday Ticket Prices At Oxford

Adults - £29.00
Over 65s - £21.00
Under 25s - £18.00
Student - £18.00
Under 18s – £16.00
Under 13s - £13.00
Under 7s - £9.00


The game is available to stream both domestically and internationally, meaning you can watch Ian Evatt's side from anywhere in the world!

For just £10, you can get behind the lads as the Whites look to back up their seven goal weekend victory over Exeter City


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