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Oxford Utd 0, Coventry City 0

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4:49pm Saturday 1st August 2015

OXFORD United hit the woodwork three times and missed a penalty as they finished pre-season with a strong display but a goalless draw with Coventry City.

Oxford Utd v Coventry City - updates

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1:58pm Saturday 1st August 2015

All the news from Oxford United's final game in pre-season, against Coventry City.

Confident Oxford United ready to step up for Coventry test

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George Baldock says Oxford United will benefit from a tough test against Coventry City this afternoon as they look to complete their preparations for the new season.

Oxford United boss: We've got nothing to hide from first League Two opponents

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9:30am Friday 31st July 2015

MICHAEL Appleton says there is no need for Crawley Town to scout Oxford United’s final pre-season game tomorrow – because they will already know his team for next week’s Sky Bet League Two opener.

Liam Sercombe gives Oxford United a new dimension, says Danny Rose

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8:30am Friday 31st July 2015

DANNY Rose has praised Liam Sercombe’s impact since the midfielder signed for Oxford United this summer.

Former Monaco youth player on trial at Oxford United

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3:42pm Thursday 30th July 2015

OXFORD United have handed a trial to ex-AS Monaco Under 21 player Gaetan Lenoir.

Callum O'Dowda prepared to wait for starts in stronger Oxford United side

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9:00am Thursday 30th July 2015

CALLUM O’Dowda says Oxford United’s stronger squad means he is prepared for his playing opportunities to be harder to come by than last season.

Allen: There will be Oxford United players unlucky to miss out

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10:33am Wednesday 29th July 2015

CHRIS Allen believes there will be Oxford United players who will be unfortunate to miss out in the first XI when the season starts next month after overseeing a 4-0 win at Thame United last night.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell hopes to inspire and help youngsters take up the game

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10:40am Wednesday 29th July 2015

Eddie Pepperell hosted some of the region’s top young golfers at Frilford Heath in what the European Tour player intends to be just the start of helping to encourage the next generation.

Thame Utd 0, Oxford Utd 4

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9:00am Wednesday 29th July 2015

PATRICK Hoban scored twice as Oxford United eased past Thame United 4-0 in a pre-season friendly at the ASM Stadium.

Oxford United boss Appleton envisages no new signings before season starts

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9:30am Tuesday 28th July 2015

Michael Appleton believes it is highly unlikely Oxford United will add to their squad before the start of the season.

Oxford United to hold open training session for supporters

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12:32pm Monday 27th July 2015

OXFORD United are holding an open training session next week as the Kassam Stadium's new pitch sees its first action.

Oxford United need to step up another gear after Eastleigh victory, says scorer Mullins

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9:30am Monday 27th July 2015

Johnny Mullins challenged Oxford United to keep improving ahead of the new campaign after putting in their best display of pre-season with a 2-0 win at Eastleigh on Saturday.

Eastleigh 0, Oxford Utd 2

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4:55pm Saturday 25th July 2015

GOALS late in the first half from Johnny Mullins and Danny Hylton gave Oxford United victory in a pre-season friendly at Eastleigh.

Updates - Eastleigh v Oxford Utd

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2:10pm Saturday 25th July 2015

All the news from Oxford United's pre-season friendly away to Eastleigh.

Michael Appleton seeking a clinical approach

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8:00am Saturday 25th July 2015

Changes are expected for Oxford United at Eastleigh this afternoon as head coach Michael Appleton aims for improvements in the final third of the pitch.

James Constable's getting good Oxford United vibes

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9:00am Saturday 25th July 2015

James Constable says he is delighted to see a positive mood surrounding Oxford United as the striker prepares to face the club for the first time since leaving last summer.

Oxford United boss hopeful Andy Whing will become youth coach

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8:00am Friday 24th July 2015

ANDY Whing could be formally appointed as a coach with Oxford United's youth team within days.

Oxford United to use Chimp Management sports psychologist in bid to fulfil potential

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9:00am Friday 24th July 2015

OXFORD United will make a sports psychologist available to players and coaching staff as part of their plans to build a successful campaign.

Oxford United use new home kit to mark Milk Cup anniversary

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6:00am Friday 24th July 2015

OXFORD United’s new home kit has been designed to mark the 30th anniversary of their Milk Cup triumph.

Hoban believes Oxford United players will have learnt a lot from Benfica defeat

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12:44pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

PATRICK Hoban described Oxford United's friendly with Benfica B last night as a "learning curve" after the Portuguese side ran out 4-0 winners.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell confident of invite to US PGA Championship following Open debut

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8:30am Thursday 23rd July 2015

EDDIE Pepperell is all set to be in the field for a second Major in five weeks, with an invitation to play in the US PGA Championship expected to arrive shortly.

Oxford United squad for Benfica to include triallist Udanta Singh from India

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11:18am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

OXFORD United’s squad to face Benfica B this evening includes a player on trial from Bengaluru FC in India.

Michael Appleton says Oxford United have work to do after Woking wobble

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9:00am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Michael Appleton admitted Oxford United had fallen short of what was expected as they lost 1-0 at Woking in pre-season.

Woking 1, Oxford Utd 0

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9:33pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

OXFORD United suffered their first defeat in pre-season as they went down to John Goddard's header for a well-organised Woking.

Updates - Woking v Oxford Utd

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6:55pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

All the news from Oxford United's pre-season friendly at Woking.

Oxford United to hold fans' forums in Witney, Abingdon and Bicester

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2:34pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

OXFORD United will be holding fans’ forums in Witney, Abingdon and Bicester next month.

Sam Slocombe eager to get into the action for Oxford United tonight

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9:00am Tuesday 21st July 2015

Oxford United goalkeeper Sam Slocombe is hoping to have more work to do against Woking tonight after a quiet start to pre-season.

GOLF: Costly back nine sees Eddie Pepperell fall down Open field at St Andrews

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5:24pm Monday 20th July 2015

EDDIE Pepperell dropped five shots in five holes as his hopes of mounting a challenge at The Open faded in the final round.

Oxford United set to face Benfica side in pre-season friendly

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9:40am Monday 20th July 2015

Oxford United have added a fixture against Portuguese giants Benfica as their preparations for the new Sky Bet League Two season go up a notch this week.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell makes St Andrews cut after Open Championship delays

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9:08pm Saturday 18th July 2015

EDDIE Pepperell dealt with a ten-hour delay due to high winds at St Andrews to safely make the cut on his Open Championship debut.

Chris Allen relishing step up to Oxford United first team

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9:30am Saturday 18th July 2015

CHRIS Allen is thrilled at being given the chance to work with Oxford United’s first team after a 12-year apprenticeship coaching the younger age groups.

Oxford United chairman Darryl Eales wants to make players more accessible to fans

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9:30am Friday 17th July 2015

DARRYL Eales will look into ways of making Oxford United’s players more accessible to supporters following the success of their pre-season tour.

Oxford United fans head home from Austria fuelled by treasured memories

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7:30am Friday 17th July 2015

Oxford United’s supporters are returning home from the club’s pre-season training camp today after making a large contribution to a memorable few days in Austria.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell ready to make a bold bid at Open

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9:30am Thursday 16th July 2015

EDDIE Pepperell tees off at St Andrews this morning confident he will not be overawed by the occasion and believing he has the game to finish in the top five.

Oxford United fans are certainly in high spirits

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8:00am Thursday 16th July 2015

Oxford United Austria tour diary from chief sports writer David Pritchard

Oxford United Austrian support absolutely magnificent, says head coach Michael Appleton after 0-0 draw

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9:30am Wednesday 15th July 2015

OXFORD United’s players and staff were stunned with the efforts of the 200 supporters who turned out to watch them on tour in Austria last night.

SC Wiener Neustadt 0, Oxford United 0

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7:21pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

OXFORD United could not find a way through a competitive SC Wiener Neustadt defence as their pre-season friendly ended goalless in Austria.

It's so far, so good for Oxford United

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8:10am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Oxford United are two nights into their pre-season training camp and, whisper it quietly, it is so far, so good.

Jake Wright relishing Oxford United's Austrian mission

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9:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Oxford United skipper Jake Wright is relishing the prospect of taking on European opposition tonight as they face SC Wiener Neustadt (5.30 BST).

U's players band together to help baby's memorial charity hit £100k hospital fundraising target

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9:00am Tuesday 14th July 2015

OXFORD United’s players are showing their support for a charity aiming to raise £100,000 for Oxford Children’s Hospital.

Oxford United in Austria - live blog

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12:42pm Monday 13th July 2015

All the news from Oxford United's pre-season training camp in Austria.

Oxford United bring in new sports scientist Scott Daly

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8:10am Monday 13th July 2015

OXFORD United have added to their back room staff with the appointment of lead sports scientist Scott Daly.

Michael Appleton warns Oxford United squad pre-season tour of Austria will be no holiday

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9:30am Monday 13th July 2015

OXFORD United will hold their first training session in Austria this morning, with boss Michael Appleton saying the players are well aware they are in for a tough week, not a holiday.

Kemar Roofe delighted to get off to flying start

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9:00am Monday 13th July 2015

KEMAR Roofe said he was still feeling the confidence generated from last season’s strong finish after beginning pre-season with a double against Didcot Town, writes DAVID PRITCHARD.

Roofe and Hylton bag braces as Oxford United hit five at Didcot Town

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4:49pm Saturday 11th July 2015

KEMAR Roofe and Danny Hylton scored two goals apiece to give Oxford United a confident start to their pre-season campaign with a comfortable win at Didcot Town.

Updates - Didcot Tn v Oxford Utd

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2:06pm Saturday 11th July 2015

All the news from Oxford United's first pre-season friendly, at Didcot Town.

Ryan Taylor sets sights on making instant impact with Oxford United

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9:30am Saturday 11th July 2015

RYAN Taylor is in the mood to hit the ground running and impress Oxford United supporters as the pre-season schedule kicks off at Didcot Town this afternoon.

Andy Whing in the running for Oxford United youth team job

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6:00am Friday 10th July 2015

ANDY Whing is in the frame for a return to Oxford United as their new youth team coach – providing question marks over his qualifications can be resolved.

Oxford United confirm Lewis and Lane are set to leave coaching set-up

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4:36pm Wednesday 8th July 2015

OXFORD United have confirmed reports from earlier this week that Mickey Lewis and Alasdair Lane will be leaving the club.

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