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Preview: Oxford United v Fleetwood Town

29 January 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Oxford United v Fleetwood Town

29 January 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Oxford United on Saturday 30 January at Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Oxford United v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 30 January 2021

Kick-off: 15:00

Venue: Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Road, Oxford, OX4 4XP

Match officials: Samuel Barrott (Referee), Adrian Tranter & Damith Bandara (Assistant Referees), James Oldham (Fourth Official)

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Town are looking to build on their recent form on Saturday, as the side has managed to keep two clean sheets in a row.

In the last game, Fleetwood created chances throughout their game against Northampton Town and looked the most likely to break the deadlock but couldn’t seem to find a way past Jonathan Mitchell between the sticks in the Cobblers goal, with the game finishing 0-0 at Highbury.

The time before that, Town’s Lancashire derby against Wigan Athletic ended in a goalless draw on a cold Saturday afternoon at the DW Stadium. It was a game dominated by Fleetwood chances but they saw no reward for the hard work and persistence shown as the points were shared.

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Karl Robinson’s side are currently sitting in mid-table in League One, as they will look to continue their 11-game unbeaten streak.

It was a goal-fest in their last outing, which saw them travel to the Crown Oil Arena on Tuesday evening and beat Rochdale 4-3. Dan Agyei opened the scoring for the U’s, with Elliot Moor, James Henry and Olamide Shopido adding to that before the final whilst.

In their last game at home, it was a Matty Taylor brace which was the difference on the day as they beat Bristol Rovers 2-0. The game was evenly matched throughout but the clinical nature of Taylor shone through, as he scored the only goals in the game.

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One to watch from Oxford is forward, Matty Taylor. The 30-year-old local re-joined The U’s on a free transfer in the summer after spending last season on loan at the Kassam Stadium.

Taylor started his career at Oxford, he made the move to Forest Green Rovers and managed to score 22 goals in his three-year spell at the club but then moved on to Bristol Rovers.

Taylor impressed in his time at Bristol Rovers as he scored 20 goals in their Conference Premier promotion season, including one in each of the play-off semi-finals. The season after, he carried on his form as he went on to outscore every player in the Football League, bagging 27 that season.

He then became the first player to move from one Bristol side to the other since 1987, signing in January 2017. Highlights from his time at City include scoring against Stoke City and Crystal Palace in the EFL Cup, as well as setting up a 93rd-minute winner in the quarter-final of the competition against then holder, Manchester United.

In 2019, the forward moved back home on loan and carried on his impeccable scoring form as he finished the COVID-19 stricken 2019/20 season as League One top scorer, with 13 in the league and 17 overall. Taylor has since joined the club permanently and has scored eleven goals in the league so far this season.

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Supporters can now purchase video match passes for Fleetwood Town’s Sky Bet League One clash against Oxford United on Saturday.

With fans still unable to attend games, the iFollow match pass is your best option to watch the Cod Army play.

Simon Wiles' side are set to face Oxford in a league clash at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, with Town looking to build on their two consecutive clean sheets - and you can watch the game for just £10!

If you'd like to purchase your match pass, click HERE.

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