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PREVIEW: U's Take On Eastleigh

Pre-season continues at the Spitfires

18 July 2023

Club News

PREVIEW: U's Take On Eastleigh

Pre-season continues at the Spitfires

18 July 2023

Oxford United’s pre-season continues today with two more pre-season friendlies.

The U’s started their summer friendlies with an encouraging 3-1 win over Southampton B at the Training Ground on Saturday with Gatlin O’Donkor, Billy Bodin and a Trialist scoring the goals.

Simon Eastwood missed that game with a calf injury and Stephan Negru was ruled out with a tight groin but both are set to feature when the U’s have a double header.

First they welcome Barnet for a Behind Closed Doors Friendly, then they will travel to Eastleigh in the evening for their first public game of the summer against Lee Bradbury’s National League Spitfires.

“Saturday was an excellent work out for us” Liam Manning told us. “We are still working towards full fitness but you could also see a lot of the things we have been working on in terms of shape and how we want to play. That will keep building over the course of the games.

“You get knocks and scrapes: Easty and Stephan will be fine on Tuesday and we didn’t want to risk Mark Harris because he is a little bit behind the rest in terms of pre-season, but he will feature in one of the games or maybe against Swansea on Friday night.

“The only real injury so far is to Josh Johnson who has a quad injury. That happened right at the start of pre-season so he will take a while before he is up to speed- it won’t be for a few weeks which is a shame.

“The two games on Tuesday are against very strong National League sides and we will divide the squad for the matches, looking to get everyone minutes again. We have two games at the weekend as well, at home to Swansea and then away at Bristol City so by the end of the week we will should be in good shape.”

Eastleigh Details

The Silverlake Stadium
S050 9HT

Kick off 7.45pm.

Adults £10
Over 64, Students and Under 18s £5
Disabled fans pay the relevant prices with a carer FOC.

A reminder that the Swansea game at the Kassam Stadium is half price for Season Ticket holders, as is another home game against QPR on Saturday 29th.

It’s getting close now: CLICK HERE to buy your Season Ticket.


Saturday 15th July   Southampton B H W 3-1
Tuesday 18th July 7.45pm Eastleigh a Silverlake Stadium
Friday 21st July 7.30pm Swansea City H Kassam Stadium
Saturday 22nd July 3pm Bristol City a BCD (streamed on Robins TV
Saturday 29th July 3pm QPR H Kassam Stadium

Half price tickets for the home games against Swansea and QPR can be purchased by: 

  • Calling the Ticket Office: 01865 337533
  • Visiting the Ticket Office at the Kassam Stadium


  Price Season Ticket holders
Adults £12 £6
Over 65s £7 £3.50
18-24 £7 £3.50
U18 £5 £2.50
U13 £5 £2.50
U7 £2 £1

All prices increase by £2 on the day across all categories.  

Selected areas of the ground will be open for these fixtures.

Tickets can be purchased using Apple/Google Pay, Contactless, and Chip and Pin. This season the Ticket Office at the Kassam Stadium will be cashless.

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