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Match Preview | Oxford United

8 November 2022

Match Previews

Match Preview | Oxford United

8 November 2022

Shrewsbury Town will host Oxford United this Wednesday night in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 7:45pm.

Salop booked their place into the second round of the FA Cup on Saturday after beating York City 2-1 at Montgomery Waters Meadow. Jordan Shipley scored after just two minutes before the lead was doubled when Luke Leahy converted his penalty in first-half stoppage time. The visitors did reply, scoring just before the end of the first half, but Shrewsbury came out victorious.

Oxford’s FA Cup tie away at Woking on Sunday was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

In the league, Shrewsbury’s last outing finished 1-1 against Portsmouth. At Fratton Park, Elliott Bennett put Salop ahead after 25 minutes before Portsmouth equalised four minutes later.

Oxford also drew their last game in the league when they hosted Fleetwood Town at the Kassam stadium. Fleetwood took an early lead after just two minutes, but Gatlin O’Donkor equalised to make it 1-1 in the 50th minute for his side.

There have been 52 matches played between Shrewsbury and Oxford, with Town winning on 18 occasions, losing 21 of them and drawing 13. In the previous Sky Bet League One campaign, Oxford recorded a 2-0 win at home, before winning 2-1 at Montgomery Waters Meadow later that season.

Name: Oxford United

Stadium: Kassam stadium

Founded: 1893 (129 years ago)

Chairman: Grant Ferguson

Manager: Karl Robinson

Record league win: 7-0 vs Barrow in Division Four, 19th December 1964

Record league defeat: 0-7 on two occasions. Vs Sunderland, Division One (level 2), 19th September 1998.

0-7 v Wigan Athletic, League One, 23rd December 2017.

Highest league finish: 18th in Division One on two occasions, 1985/86 & 1986/87

One to watch: Cameron Brannagan

Midfielder Cameron Brannagan is Oxford’s current top scorer this season. So far, he has managed to score on five occasions in the league, with a goal each in the Football League trophy and the EFL cup too. The 26-year-old joined Oxford in January 2018 from Premier League side Liverpool after spending time out on loan to Fleetwood Town in the 2016/2017 season.


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