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Preview: Oxford United

30 August 2013


Sky Bet League Two: Oxford United v Rochdale
The Kassam Stadium, Saturday 31th August, 3pm kick-off

Rochdale are back on the road again this week as they make the trip to the Kassum Stadium for their second away trip in a row.

Dale head into the Sky Bet League Two fixture following last weekend’s defeat to Plymouth Argyle after a Pilgrims penalty which should never have been, while Oxford United remain unbeaten heading into the match.

The U's have recorded wins over Plymouth, Bury and Torquay, and secured a point at home to Wycombe Wanderers last weekend.

Peter Cavanagh will again be missing for Keith Hill’s side as he serves the final match of his three game ban. Deane Smalley could return for the U’s after missing last Saturday’s encounter against Wycombe as a pre-caution and Dave Kitson will be pushing for a start after making an appearance as a second half substitute after recovering from a shoulder injury.


MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Frederick Graham
Assistant referees: Andrew Fox and John O’Brien
Fourth official: Colin Lymer

LAST MEETING AT HOME PARK
April 20th 2013: Oxford United 3-0 Rochdale

Rochdale made the trip to the Kassam Stadium at the end of April for the last away game of the 2012/13 season.

Dale were unable to mark the penultimate match of the season with a win as they went down 3-0 against Chris Wilder’s side.

Second half goals from Andy Whing, James Constable and Alfie Potter brought an end to Dale’s six game unbeaten run.

You can read the match report from the game HERE.


Admission prices for the match at the Kassam Stadium can be found HERE.

You can listen to the pre-match interviews with Manager Keith Hill and Matty Lund HERE.

Fancy a flutter? Check out all the match odds from our official betting partner, Sky Bet. Remember to use the following URL as it benefits the club – www.skybet.com/rochdale 

Listen live! Can’t make the game? Why not join our commentary team on Dale Player. They’ll have all the action, with the programme getting underway at around 2.50pm. You can log in or subscribe HERE.


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