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Match preview: Oxford United v Fleetwood Town

1 November 2022

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Fleetwood Town are set to face Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday 1 November, and we have all the information 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 1 November 2022

Kick-off: 19:45

Venue: Kassam Stadium, Grenoble Rd, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4XP

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FLEETWOOD TOWN

The Cods come into this game off the back of a 3-0 home win over their local Lancashire rivals, Accrington Stanley. After a goalless first half, the 45 minutes that followed saw Carlos Mendes Gomes score the first, and assist the other two goals for Shaun Rooney and Josh Earl - who both bagged their first of the season.

Luton loanee Mendes Gomes will be looking to provide the magic and the dancing in midweek to add to his four games in six matches. The former Morecambe forward is enjoying his time on the Fylde Coast, with freedom in the attacking area of the pitch.

Fleetwood's last win on the road came in their 1-0 victory at Burton Albion. Midfielder Harvey Macadam scored that evening, and a performance and result like that this Tuesday night will surely send the travelling fans home happy after a 6 hour round trip.

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OXFORD UNITED

The U's have started the season in good form, sitting 18th after the 15 games they have played so far. Their last win came in a 3-1 away win at Bolton Wanderers. Goals from Djavan Anderson, Ciaron Brown and Steve Seddon sealed all three points for Karl Robinson's men.

Their last home win came back in September when they welcomed Burton Albion to the Kassam Stadium. Cameron Brannagan and Kyle Joseph scored two second half goals that afternoon. They will be looking to get back to back home wins for the first time this season when Scott Brown's side are in town.

The one to watch for Oxford United is Cameron Brannagan. The former Liverpool midfielder was linked with a move to Championship side, Blackpool in the summer but turned that down to sign a long-term deal at the Oxfordshire based Club. Brannagan has scored 7 goals in 19 appearance in all competitions this season, with his last goal coming in his sides 4-2 win over Exeter City.

The 26-year-old did have a loan spell at Highbury back in 2017 when he joined from Liverpool in January until the end of the season. He played 14 times for the Cod Army in that loan move before returning back to Merseyside that summer.

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WHAT STEVEN WHITTAKER SAID AHEAD OF THE GAME

“It’s a momentum thing and a mindset we need to have; today is a hurdle that we overcame as we scored, and then went again straight away. We know we are capable of that as we constantly tell the boys how good they are, so they have the belief to do this kind of performance week in, week out.

“You need to try and assess where you are and what you want to get out of each game, but Tuesday is a new game. We will recover and regroup tomorrow and watch some games of Oxford [United] so we can get the lads prepared to travel – this is so we are in the best position possible to do it again.”

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IFOLLOW DETAILS

On the day of the game, there will be two matchday packages available for both overseas and, one for UK-based supporters:

Video Match Pass - £10 (U.K and Overseas)

Audio Match Pass - £2.50 (U.K and Overseas)

Those who choose the Audio Match Pass option will get access to just the commentary, which will be provided by our partners, BBC Radio Lancashire.

Season passes are available with audio passes for only £45 for the season, for all UK-based members of the Cod Army!

Overseas supporters can now pay just £170 for the season, giving you video access to all league games for the 2022/23 season.

You can find more details by heading over to our iFollow page.

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