Oxford United’s under 18s and under 23s have a number of games lined up for pre-season which will fit around the first team’s friendly fixture list.
Academy Manager Dan Harris said:
"We're excited about how the club's pre-season is coming together. Clearly our first goal is try and ensure as many of our U23s as possible secure a place on the First Team training camp in Portugal so they can hopefully impress Karl and his staff - it's been good to see some of these young pro's in the building already doing extra work during the close season.
"We've worked with the manager and Chris Short to ensure our pre-season prepares our players for the demands of first team football and gives all our young players the best chance of building a strong foundation for the year ahead.
"We're looking forward to our six-day training camp up at the National Training Centre at Largs, Scotland that will see our U18s take on Motherwell in their first game whilst our U23s will have a tough test away at Kettering Town as part of their preparation - it promises to be a really positive start to the year for both groups."
Academy Pre-Season Fixtures
Tuesday 9th July
U18s v Motherwell U18s (a)
Saturday 13th July
U18s v West Bromwich Albion U18s (a)
Tues 16th July
U18s v North Leigh (a) 19:00
U23s v TBC (a)
Saturday 20th July
Oxford United XI v Gosport Borough (a) TBC
Friday 26th July
U23s v Kettering Town 1st Team (a) 19:45
Tues 23rd July
U18s v Oxford City U18s (a) 13:00
Sat 27th July
U18s v Coventry City U18s (a) 11:00
Tues 30th July
U23s v Banbury United (a) TBC
Sat 3rd of August
U18s League starts
Tues 6th August
U23s v TBC (h)
Oxford United full pre-season fixture list (to date)