Not paying attention in September? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s a look back at some of the things you may have missed last month….
September 1st - Edwards Arrival Completes Summer Transfer Business
Oxford United announce the signing of Kyle Edwards on a season-long loan from Ipswich Town, where he made over 40 appearances last season as they won promotion from League One. Edwards has also represented England at U16, U17 and U20 levels.
September 8th – Liam Manning Wins Manager of the Month
The U’s were the early pacesetters in League One with four straight wins to leave them top of the table, making Liam the outstanding candidate for the judges and the first Oxford United Manager to win the award since Ramon Diaz in January 2005. “It’s great for the club” Liam said. “I actually think the title should change because it’s not just about one person. The award reflects the hard work that everybody at the club puts in.”
September 8th – Stephan Negru Signs New Deal
The 21-year-old central defender has been in excellent form this season and joins Simon Eastwood and Gatlin O’Donkor in committing his future to the U’s.
September 10th – Women Put Four Past Chatham
Oxford United Women beat Chatham Town Women 4-0 at Court Place Farm to secure their first three points of the season. A fantastic first-half performance put the U's 4-0 up at the break thanks to goals from Zoe Barratt, Leah Burridge, Izzy Cook and Sarah King.
September 16th – Fleetwood Away
Our excellent start to the season continued with another convincing away win. Wonderful strikes from Stan Mills, Billy Bodin and Kyle Edwards sent Liam Manning's side back into the top six.
September 19th - Stadium Land Decision
Oxfordshire County Council cabinet approve the leasehold sale of land south of Kidlington, known as the Triangle, to the club, subject to planning permission and covenants. Chief Executive Tim Williams said: “The vision for our stadium is for it to be a landmark building and popular community asset for year-round use. The club look forward to working with the people of Kidlington and wider Oxfordshire community to continue to shape the project during the formal planning application phase.”
September 23rd – Exeter City At Home; Her Game Too
The Men’s Team delivered another fantastic 3-0 win, which was the club’s dedicated Her Game Too fixture supporting the fight against sexist abuse in football. A first goal from Ruben Rodrigues and two late penalties from Cameron Brannagan helped seal victory against second-placed Exeter City.
September 28th - Elliott Moore Signs New Deal
Captain Elliott Moore signed a new long-term deal with the U’s. Moore has made over 150 appearances for the club since joining from Leicester in 2019. Liam Manning said: “At 26 he has his best years ahead of him and we are pleased that he will be doing that with Oxford United.”
September 30th – Stevenage Away
Birthday boy Greg Leigh celebrated in style as his two goals, along with a header from captain Elliott Moore, earned a superb 3-1 win away at Stevenage, in front of another sold out away end.