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Beano is Back!

1 October 2015

James Constable and Joey Beauchamp are United's Guests of Honour for Swindon

Oxford United are pleased to welcome back James Constable, who is the club's Guest of Honour for next Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy second round tie against Swindon Town.

Beano, as everyone knows him, was the first Oxford player to be the club’s leading scorer in five consecutive seasons and but for Chester City’s expulsion from the Conference and the expunging of their records, which included a Constable hat-trick, he would have beaten Graham Atkinson’s record 107 goals. James scored both goals as Oxford beat Swindon 2-1 in 2011 to win at the County Ground for the first time in 38 years. He also set up Alfie Potter's goal when United beat Town in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy the last time the two teams met.

James told us: “I’m looking forward to coming back. I didn’t get a chance to come back last season, so when Rosie rang and invited me I jumped at the opportunity. I’m really looking forward to meeting everyone again and it should be a great occasion.”


Beano will be joined as United's guest by another United legend, Joey Beauchamp, who also had a spell with Tuesday's visitors. After he returned to Oxford he scored United's third as the U's beat Swindon 3-0 in the epic charge to promotion in 1996.

Both James and Joey have given us some great times against Swindon, but we want to hear what your favourite derby moments were. Join the debate on Twitter using the hashtag: #OUFCBigQ and the best ones will be printed in Tuesday's match programme.

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