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The Heat Is On

U's adjust training times ahead of West Brom friendly

18 July 2022

Oxford United avoided the midday sun today with an early morning training session ahead of Tuesday night’s friendly against West Bromwich Albion at the Kassam Stadium.

With red weather warnings issued and temperatures rising, the U’s adjusted their plans accordingly, as Boss Karl Robinson told us:

“Like the rest of the country, we just wanted to be sensible and make sure we did the right things,” he said.

“The players were given detailed instructions on hydration and dealing with the heat and then we moved training forward to avoid the worst of the sun. The players were at the Training Ground for half past eight this morning and we trained earlier than usual just to avoid the worst of the conditions. The pitches are fine, we took all the necessary precautions, stayed hydrated, and training was really good.

“Tomorrow’s game isn’t in any doubt, in fact someone said rain is forecast just before kick off, which I’m sure the players and the fans coming along wouldn’t mind too much. It’s another good test for us. West Brom are a very good side and obviously it’s for a very good cause, so we hope fans will come along and enjoy our last home friendly of the summer.”

Tuesday's game is a fundraiser for the Joey Beauchamp Trust.
Joey was one of the greatest players ever to play for United and all profits from the game will be going to Joey's daughters as part of our ongoing work to help the girls and to raise funds for mental health charities.
A Trust Fund is being set up and prices have been reduced to just £10 an adult for the game at the Kassam Stadium, £5 for all concessions.
Want to help but not coming to the game? You can still buy a ticket and the money goes to Joey's family, plus if you are coming along then you have the option of an additional donation to Joey’s family when completing your ticket purchase.  
West Bromwich Albion
Pre-Season Friendly | Tuesday 19th July | 7:45pm
Available online HERE, in person, and over the telephone on 01865 337533.
Please note that select blocks in the South Stand Upper, Lower, and East Stand will be open for these matches.


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