Oxford United face a double header on Saturday when they play two games in one day.
At 12.30 half the squad, includiing the likes of Matty Taylor and Cameron Brannagan, will travel to North Leigh to take on Eddie Odhiambo’s recently promoted side. Then at 4pm another strong squad featuring the likes of Marcus Browne and Sam Baldock will kick off at Andy Whing’s Banbury United, another side celebrating promotion.
“It’s been good to get back from Spain this week and see the work that has taken place at the Training Ground: it is excellent” Karl Robinson told iFollow today. “The new pitches aren’t quite ready because the weather slowed that a little bit but they aren’t too far off and once they are ready then the whole place will be top class. Not just the building and pitches though- the discipline and the culture of what we stand for as Oxford United, past and present. That will be ingrained into the whole group.
“Now we start playing matches and getting ready as a group for the first league game. We will send two strong teams out on Saturday, one to North Leigh then the other to Banbury.
“We will respect both clubs we are going to and it is wonderful to see those clubs moving forward as well. We know their Managers really well, they are the reason we are playing these games.
“This football club should be the heartbeat of Oxfordshire’s football community. That’s something we are growing all the time and I hope the fans go along to one or both games and we show that football across Oxfordshire is in a really good place.
“I’m fresh, I’m rested and the next two weeks will be a very busy time. Every training session and every game will be a fresh challenge, and that starts on Saturday.”
See the full interview in iFollow.