Match Preview | Wanderers v Oxford United


Wanderers are back on home soil on Tuesday night as Oxford United are the visitors to the Toughsheet Community Stadium.

Ian Evatt’s side will need to get rested up and recovered after Saturday’s long journey to Exeter where the Whites picked up a point at St James Park.

Manager quotes

Ian Evatt: "This week's a big week and if we can get through this week still in touch, or in there (the top two), I'm very confident the remainder of this season will look a lot better for us and we can finish this season incredibly strongly.

 “It’s hard work at the moment but the reward is there for all to see. We've seen every team have ups and downs and little bits of loss of form here and there. I don't actually think we're out of form.

"In testing times it's the togetherness that will pull us through. It's a testing time at the moment but we're still very much in there and we need the supporters to get behind us and will us over the line for an all-important three points. If we can get that the world will feel a much better place.”


Oxford United Manager Des Buckingham:  "Bolton are a good team. I think any team in that top eight, and that obviously includes ourselves, are there for a reason. Bolton, especially at home, are a good side who play very good football and have a good manager. But again, as we always do, we will focus on us.

“The last time we played them, I think a draw was a pretty fair result. I thought we had some chances in the first half to win it and they may have had a couple in the second to win it themselves, so I’m expecting a good game."

Team News

Wanderers were dealt another injury blow on Saturday when Victor Adeboyejo had to withdraw from the action in the early stages of the games. His absence has been estimated at four to six weeks.

Striking partner Dion Charles is seeing a specialist this week to aid his recovery from a knee injury with a current estimate return of after the international break. 

Ian Evatt is also hopeful that further scans will confirm a similar return date for Nathan Baxter as he battles with a wrist injury.

Form Guide

On the periphery of the play-offs, Oxford will be hoping to improve their recent form if they are to force their way into the top six positions.

Last time out, United did achieve maximum points with a 2-1 home win over Cheltenham Town thanks to a late Greg Leigh goal but prior to Saturday, Des Buckingham’s side failed to register a win in their last four fixtures with two draws and two defeats.

Wanderers have played out consecutive 2-2 draws with Barnsley and then Exeter which leaves the Whites in third position. An 88th minute equaliser from Eoin Toal meant that Ian Evatt’s men returned north with something to show for their efforts on Saturday.

The reverse fixture at the Kassam Stadium resulted in a goalless stalemate.

Ricardo Santos celebration


Referee: Sunny Singh Gill

Assistant Referees: Darren Williams and Jacob Lehane

Fourth Official: Darren Drysdale


Tuesday, 8pm.


This game will be live on Sky Sports and therefore isn’t available to stream on Wanderers TV in the UK.

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