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BIG MATCH PREVIEW: IRON v OXFORD UNITED

25 November 2016

The Iron will be aiming to make it six league victories on the bounce when they take on Oxford United at Glanford Park.

Successive wins against Chesterfield, Swindon Town, Coventry City, Oldham Athletic and Peterborough United have firmly cemented United’s place at the top of League One, but Graham Alexander will be looking for another three points this weekend.

The U’s come into the game on a high themselves though, after racking up back-to-back wins over Coventry and Gillingham.



Alexander revealed that captain Stephen Dawson is doing better than expected, following his withdrawal in the second half of Tuesday’s win against the Posh.

He added that the Irishman is a doubt for the weekend’s fixture though, and says he’ll wait to hear from the medical team as to whether he’s fit or not.

David Mirfin is the other major injury casualty in the United squad, with a foot injury picked up at Coventry, and Alexander believes it’s a matter of patience with regards to the 31-year-old’s fitness.



A Matt Sparrow strike was enough to see off Oxford 1-0 and put the Iron on the cusp of promotion, the last time the two sides met.

United dominated for large parts of the game at Glanford Park, with the victory all but sealing United’s passage to League One.



SEASON/DATE
COMPETITION
RESULT
IRON SCORERS
2013-14 - Mon 21 Apr
LG 2
Iron 1-0 Oxford
Sparrow
2013-14 - Sun 29 Dec
LG 2
Oxford 0-2 Iron
Burton, Syers
2004-05 - Fri 25 Mar
LG 2
Iron 1-1 Oxford
Baraclough
2004-05 - Sat 14 Aug
LG 2
Oxford 1-1 Iron
Hayes
2003-04 - Wed 11 Feb
DIV 3
Oxford 3-2 Iron
Torpey 2
2003-04 - Sat 23 Aug
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Oxford
Beagrie
2002-03 - Sat 26 Apr
DIV 3
Iron 2-0 Oxford
Hayes, Dalglish
2002-03 - Sat 5 Oct
DIV 3
Oxford 0-1 Iron
Beagrie
2001-02 - Sat 9 Feb
DIV 3
Iron 1-0 Oxford
Hodges
2001-02 - Sat 20 Oct
DIV 3
Oxford 0-1 Iron
Torpey
1999-00 - Sat 29 Apr
DIV 2
Oxford 2-0 Iron

1999-00 - Tue 19 Oct
DIV 2
Iron 1-0 Oxford
Ipoua
1983-84 - Sat 31 Mar
DIV 3
Oxford 1-0 Iron

1983-84 - Wed 7 Sep
DIV 3
Iron 0-0 Oxford

1967-68 - Sat 30 Dec
DIV 3
Oxford 2-3 Iron
Deere 2, Sloan
1967-68 - Tue 26 Dec
DIV 3
Iron 1-1 Oxford
Sloan
1966-67 - Fri 10 Mar
DIV 3
Iron 2-2 Oxford
Barton, Sloan
1966-67 - Sat 18 Feb
DIV 3
Oxford 2-1 Iron
Burkinshaw
1965-66 - Sat 28 May
DIV 3
Oxford 0-3 Iron
Thomas, Bedford, Mahy
1965-66 - Sat 30 Oct
DIV 3
Iron 1-2 Oxford
Smith

Our full record against Oxford United is as follows:


PW
D
L
F
A
Home
10
4
5
1
11
7
Away
10
5
1
4
14
11
TOTAL
20
9
6
5
25
18



Chris Maguire is Oxford’s top scorer this season, with eight goals to his name in all competitions.

Seven of those strikes have come in the league, and the Scotsman has built on a strong start to his U’s career, after joining the club in February of this year.



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Gillingham v Rochdale (3:00pm)
Northampton Town v Bolton Wanderers (3:00pm)
Oldham Athletic v Peterborough United (3:00pm)
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Swindon Town v Bradford City (3:00pm)
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