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Preview: Oxford United v Fleetwood Town

22 November 2021

Match Previews

Preview: Oxford United v Fleetwood Town

22 November 2021

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Fleetwood Town face Oxford United on Tuesday 23 November at Kassam Stadium in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 7:45pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Oxford United v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 23 November 2021

Kick-off: 19:45

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

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

Town are heading back out on the road for the first of four away clashes in a row on Tuesday, with Karl Robinson’s Yellows up first.

Last time out, a wondergoal from Cole Stockton saw local rivals Morecambe come out on top in a challenging encounter for both sides at Highbury. Callum Johnson netted a header on the day for Fleetwood, which saw him get nominated into the Sky Bet League One ‘Team of the Week’.

You have to go back almost three weeks before that fixture for the previous league encounter, which was a narrow loss to Wigan Athletic at Highbury, with a second-half blitz seeing the side lose 3-2 on the day.

Danny Andrew opened the scoring via a free-kick eight minutes in, with Callum Morton netting from the spot in the second half. After the hour mark, goals from Callum Lang, Will Keane, and Curtis Tilt swayed the tie in the oppositions favour, with the full-time whistle shortly after.

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OXFORD UNITED

Oxford head into the league clash on the back of a cancelled fixture, due to a Covid outbreak within their camp ahead of the game. The tie was supposed to be against Wigan, but it is now having to be rescheduled.

The Yellows are without a win in the month of November as they have had two draws and an extra-time loss in their last outing against Bristol Rovers in the replay of their First Round Emirates FA Cup tie at Memorial Stadium.

Billy Bodin and Steve Seddon added on to Matty Taylor’s penalty but a clinical last 10 minutes for Rovers saw a brace from Sion Spence and another from Aaron Collins lead them to advance to the next round, winning the tie 4-3.

In the game before, they played out a goalless draw against Ipswich Town at Portman Road, a place which saw a late Bersant Celina goal beat Town. Possession and the number of shots were level throughout the game, with nothing separating the sides.

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LAST THREE MEETINGS

Fixture: Oxford United 1-0 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 20 January 2021

Venue: Kassam Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 2-0 Oxford United

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 31 October 2020

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 2-1 Oxford United

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 7 September 2019

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fleetwood Town

Draws

Oxford United

H2H results

10

2

1

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PRE-MATCH QUOTES: SIMON GRAYSON

Head Coach Simon Grayson spoke to the press after Saturday afternoon’s narrow defeat to Morecambe at Highbury. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“When you are going through a tough time, you have to make sure you don’t bury your heads in the sand. You have to roll your sleeves up, pump your chest out and go again.

“I’ve been involved in football nearly 35 years and all the way through, there has been ups and downs, but I’ve always made sure that I can bounce back up – that’s what we are telling the players.

“We’ve got to be positive; we need to go there and do the right business, play the way that we can, and manage to turn the negative result against Morecambe into a positive one.

“There will be a few players with knocks from the game today, Harrison [Holgate] has just come back from injury so we will have to be careful with him. The team on Tuesday night will be assessed on who is available because we are really down to the bare bones.”

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