3 days ago

U’s to Test Players and Staff for Coronavirus Ahead of Return to Training

Oxford United players are due to come out of furlough leave tomorrow following the clubs’ decision to begin a coronavirus testing schedule. All players and staff will be tested at the training ground with results expected by the end of the week. Any positive tests will result in self-isolation for seven days, but the club […]
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3 days ago

Holland Won’t Return to Oxford This Season

Oxford United will be without Nathan Holland for the remainder of the season after his parent club West Ham United confirmed that his loan deal wouldn’t be extended. The winger, who arrived from the Hammers in January, is still suffering from a torn hamstring he suffered in March and, as a result, both parties agreed […]
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9 days ago

Further Delay Announced by EFL

A conclusion to this seasons League One campaign has been delayed further after a statement from the EFL confirmed an extension until June 8. Many clubs were hoping a decision would have been met es early as next week following a vote, but that’s not the case. The Premier League has been given the green […]
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11 days ago

Trio of Championship Clubs Eye Defender

Fulham, Middlesbrough and Reading have all shown interest in Oxford United defender Rob Dickie, as reported by the Mirror. The 24-year-old, who has already been linked with a move to Burnley, Southampton and Leeds United, has had a tremendous season for the U’s, who sit third in League One while also reaching the fourth round […]
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11 days ago

‘We’re all champing at the bit and ready and raring to go’

Oxford United manager Karl Robinson is hoping his players will be firing on all cylinders when they return to training. It is now 75 days since the EFL suspended League One, with Robinson and many other head coaches feeling frustrated as a result of the amount of time it has taken to come to a […]
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14 days ago

The 7 question Oxford United Football Club quiz – Can you get all 7 correct?

Oxford United sit third in the League One table as things stand and have a superb chance to break into the automatic promotion places if the footballing season returns to the pitch. Sitting just two points off second placed Rotherham United, a good run of form if the League One campaign returns to the pitch […]
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16 days ago

U’s Target Linfield Winger

Oxford United are targeting Linfield winger Joel Cooper for a summer move, as reported by BBC Sport. The U’s, who have previously signed Gavin Whyte and Mark Sykes from the Irish League in the last few seasons, are keen to add the 24-year-old when the transfer window opens. However, the report also suggests that League […]
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17 days ago

EFL Release Statement About Season Conclusion

The EFL have released a statement updating how they propose to end this seasons League One campaign, however, a decision is still yet to be made. A draft proposal with two options will need to be considered by all 23 clubs. A formal proposal will follow from the EFL which will then be put to […]
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17 days ago

Young Winger Pens New Deal

Oxford United have confirmed that Kyran Lofthouse has been awarded a new deal following a successful loan spell at Oxford City. The winger, who made his senior U’s debut in the Football League Trophy win against Norwich City Under 21s earlier this season, has agreed to a new one-year deal with the club. Fabio Sole, […]
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17 days ago

Two Options to Complete Season

Oxford United are hoping to finally discover their voting options later today after the EFL board met yesterday. It is believed that all 23 League One clubs will be given two options as to how to end the season. Either the remaining fixtures are played but completed behind closed doors, or points per game (PPG) […]
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18 days ago

EFL Propose Salary Caps for League’s One and Two

The EFL are proposing an introduction of squad salary caps for sides in Leagues One and Two, as reported by the Telegraph. The report suggests a figure of just £2.5 million for League One, while League Two clubs will be limited to £1.25 million. The EFL are also proposing automatic points deductions for clubs who […]
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22 days ago

Oxford United Could Face Portsmouth in Playoffs

Oxford United would be promoted to the Championship with a third-place finish if the EFL opt for the weighted points per game (PPG) system, but if they decide on the unweighted option, a playoff place would be the outcome. As a result, Karl Robinson’s side would face Portsmouth in the semi-finals, with the winner of […]
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23 days ago

No Decision on Season Fulfillment Following Today’s EFL Meeting

Today’s League One meeting to decide the outcome of the current season ended without a definitive agreement between the clubs. As a result, all 23 clubs will reschedule a meeting for next week in the hope of finding an outcome for the season. The meeting took place at 9.30 this morning. Oxford United, along with […]
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23 days ago

The U’s to Use Training Ground

Oxford United will allow their players to return to the clubs training ground to focus on their individual fitness programmes. Despite still being on furlough leave – the government paid scheme where 80% of wages are covered – the players still need to retain their fitness ahead of a possible restart to the league. The […]
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