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U's Get Ready To Return

Pre-season on the horizon as United head for three training bases

25 June 2018

Oxford United’s playing staff will be back around the club this week as pre-season testing starts once again.

Karl Robinson’s men report for action on Wednesday and will be put through their paces with a series of tests before they fly out to Ireland to start an intensive ten day training camp that ends with three friendly games.

While the first team head for Dublin there will be two more pre-season trips happening with both the under 23s and under 18s also heading off for training camps.Chris Allen and Dan Harris will be taking the under 23 squad to Lilleshall while Leon Blackmore-Such and Chris Hackett head for Devon with the youth team.

Dan Harris told us:

“The place is buzzing again now and everything is just about ready for the players to return. With the under 23s it is obviously a new group so it’s important that Chrissy Allen gets a chance to get away to a training base and set the culture that we expect here at Oxford United; Tiger has been fantastic in allowing us to do this and we thank him for that.

“Obviously there is a cross over with the first team in Ireland but we will also have a few trialists with us so we can take a look over a longer period of time. Once the lads return there’s a couple of fixtures lined up that will run alongside the under 23s playing some part in the first team friendlies.”

Oxford United under 23 friendlies:

Monday 23rd July  Burnham FC  a 19:30 
Saturday 28th July Brentford a 13:00
Monday 31st July  Enfield Town a 19:45

Meanwhile the under 18s will set off for an army base on Friday before spending a week at the Manor House and Ashbury hotel in Devon. Leon Blackmore Such told us:

“We want an early chance to see how the lads work together and maybe see who the natural leaders are so we will work with the army to have a good day on Friday, then we travel down to Devon for a week where the real hard work will start.”

Under 18 fixtures

Saturday 7th July Barnet a 11:00
Monday 10th July  Aylesbury FC*  a 19:45
Saturday 21st July Coventry City a 11:00
Wednesday 25th July Corby Town a 19:00


 First Team Friendlies

Mon 9  Portmarnock AFC a 7.30pm
Tue 10 Longford Town  a 6.45pm
Wed 11 UCD a 7.45pm
Sat 14th Oxford City a 12.30pm
Sat 14th Hampton and Richmond Borough a 4pm
Tue 17th Aldershot Town a 7.45pm
Wed 18th Hungerford Town a 7.30pm
Sat 21st  Crystal Palace  H 3pm
Tue 24th Leeds United H 7.45pm
Fri 27th MK Dons a 7.45pm

*originally advertised as Abingdon United away. This game will now be against Aylesbury.


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