Oxford United U18s host local rivals Swindon Town at the training ground on Saturday in the Youth Alliance League (KO 11am).
After an excellent 2-0 victory away at Exeter City last time out, the young U’s sit second in the league going into Saturday’s game. Youth Team coach Leon Blackmore-Such told us:
“We sit three points off Bournemouth who didn’t play on Saturday. They play on Tuesday and then we go into the derby. The boys are aware and from my point of view and Chris Hackett’s, it’s a fixture the fans always look for, the boys know what it means, and we’ll be ready for it.”
The match will be played at the Oxford United Training Ground (OX4 2RR) with FREE entry for supporters. Kick-off is at 11am.
It’s the start of a big week for the youngsters, who face Preston North End at home in the FA Youth Cup on Wednesday 15th January (venue tbc) before a Youth League Cup semi-final clash against AFC Wimbledon at the Oxford United Training Ground on Saturday 18th January. We will have full details once a venue is confirmed for the FA Youth Cup fixture.
As usual we will have full updates on the game on our Academy Twitter page (@AcademyOUFC) as well as a match report and reaction right here as soon as possible after the match.