Oxford United Match Preview

Match Preview | Argyle v Oxford United

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Argyle return to action on Tuesday night as Oxford United are the visitors to Home Park.

It is the first fixture for ten days, following an extraordinary 3-2 win at Derby County, in which Argyle were 2-0 down at half-time, yet won the game with a goal from Morgan Whittaker and two from debutant Sam Cosgrove.

Oxford head to Devon in 11th place in Sky Bet League One, having won three, lost three and drawn one of their opening seven games.

An opening day 1-0 loss at Derby was followed by a win at home to Cambridge United by the same scoreline. United then lost at Bristol Rovers and at home to Lincoln City, before drawing 1-1 at home to Morecambe.

They have won their last two league games 2-1, though, crossing the Cotswolds to beat Cheltenham Town before winning at home against Burton Albion.

In the Carabao Cup, they advanced past Swansea City after a 2-2 draw and penalty shoot-out win, then lost at home to Crystal Palace. They won their only Papa Johns Trophy game so far, beating Leyton Orient 5-0.

United have scored seven league goals this season, four of which have come from midfielder Cameron Brannagan, who has also scored twice in cup action. He scored 14 times last season, including in an extraordinary 7-2 win at Gillingham, in which he scored four penalties.

Oxford are managed by Karl Robinson, who took over as boss in March 2018, following his departure from Charlton Athletic. He had been in charge at The Valley for two years, and before that was the boss at Milton Keynes Dons for six years.

Since his arrival in Oxfordshire, United have finished 12th, 4th, 6th and 8th in his four full seasons at the helm. This season is their seventh straight campaign in League One.

This will be the 55th meeting of the two sides, the first of which came in 1975. Argyle did the double over Oxford last season, winning 3-1 at Kassam Stadium in October, with Jordon Garrick getting one goal and Panutche Camara scoring twice. In the match at Home Park, Argyle won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Joe Edwards.

Schumacher Says
"They’ve got top quality players with bags and bags of talent through the squad. They play loads of good football and they’ve got an experienced manager in Karl Robinson who knows what it is like at the top end of League One.

"We always have tough games against them. Last year we came out on top in both of them, but they were hard-fought victories. The styles of the two teams blend quite well, it’s always a good entertaining game of football. I’m sure this will be no different."

Team News
Mickel Miller, Conor Grant, and James Bolton are expected to miss out with injuries that have prevented them from playing this season so far. Steven Schumacher has suggested Grant is the closest to returning, but it is unlikely to be fit for this game.

Tickets remain available to purchase online at argyletickets.com. The Home Park Ticket Office will be open until kick-off for supporters wishing to purchase on the day of the fixture.

Turnstiles will open two hours before kick-off, from 5.45pm. Supporters are advised to enter through the turnstile identified on their match ticket. However, if neighbouring turnstiles have shorter queues, supporters are permitted to enter these to speed up access to the stadium.

There will be a minute’s silence and playing of the National Anthem before kick-off, in memory of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

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If you cannot make the game, then it is available to watch on Argyle TV worldwide for just £10. 

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