Date: 11th March 2011 at 2:44pm
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Ahead of Saturday’s game, we spoke to Vital Oxford ed, Terry, to get the latest on life at the Kassam Stadium.

A lot has changed since we last met. How are things shaping up at the Kassam?

Since promotion our manager (Chris Wilder) has looked at changing things around on the playing front to adjust to league football. We play an attacking game but sadly our defence is still a little shaky. On the whole though, we are happy with the season so far.

You appeared to be set for a tilt at the play offs until recent results. Do you expect to still make the top 7?

I think it was a massive ask to mount a promotion push after coming up to League Two last season. I think 72points will be needed to get into the playoffs so that means winning 8 and drawing 3 at least to get 72. Considering we only have 11 matches left we are talking a large task. So no I can`t see us hitting that form.

Having played the top sides, who do you expect to gain automatic promotion?

Chesterfield, Rotherham and Bury.

What’s been the highlight of your season so far?

Our away trip to West Ham in the League Cup where we lost in the last few seconds of normal time. This signified our return to the Football League.

What’s been your worst experience?

Our away match at Bradford. It was 0-0 at half time, then we collapsed in the second half to lose 5-0, with two of our players receiving red cards.

Who should Vale look out for on Saturday?

A winger called Alfie Potter usually comes off the bench to influence the game with his pace and skill. Goals wise Tommy Craddock and James Constable.

And finally- a prediction for the game?

We tend to do better against the top teams but can`t beat the lower teams so I`m going to go for a 2-1 repeat result for the Yellows.

Many thanks to Terry. All the best to Oxford the rest of the season.

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