Manager Karl Robinson believes that news of a potential new stadium for the U’s can only be a positive as the club continues to make progress on and off the pitch.
“There’s not much I can say as Manager: there’s a lot that I know and nothing I can say” he told iFollow this week. “But this collective group of people are really motivated by this project and have a tremendous, unique attraction to Oxford. Just that word ’Oxford’ carries so much weight around the world and they are excited by the growth of the football club. They love the style of football, they love the support which is growing all the time, and they are really looking forward to investing in the club and moving it forward all the time.
“I can’t comment on a lot of it but what I can say is that the sustainable, economic side of the club is certainly healthy. We have got to this stage through respect, meetings and conversation. I want to mention Niall McWilliams and Tim Davies who have worked so hard behind the scenes on this; all the shareholders will vouch for that.
“Right now it’s a really good, really healthy football club.We are in the play-off places, in the middle of the Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and Sunderlands of this world and then this week we get the news of the first steps on this new journey for the whole club.
“When we say ’new’, it’s not the leaving behind of all of the things that make this club great, we will always remember the history and hopefully add new things to it. Older fans remember the 60s or the 80s and over the next few years we want them to be sharing new memories with their kids and grandkids.
“We have plans to be in the Championship, and while we go well on the pitch we need to do even better off it.
“We will make mistakes, of course we will, that’s part of life. People will try and pull us back, that’s human nature too, but the humility and the desire that we carry fuels me and fuels everyone within the club. I’m hoping that the news that came out this week excites the fans and the people of Oxford just as much.”