OXFORD United have confirmed they will be visiting Ireland during pre-season.

Games will be played on successive evenings on July 9-11, at the end of a training camp.

The three opponents are yet to be announced, but two of the fixtures will be in the Dublin area, with another 90 minutes from the capital.

It will be the fourth summer in a row the U’s have staged an overseas camp, following visits to Austria, Spain and Portugal.

U’s manager Karl Robinson said: “I have heard so much about the Oxford fans travelling in numbers for pre-season and I hope they enjoy a trip to Dublin.

“It’s a beautiful part of the world, brilliant people and I am sure the fans will have a great time.

“It’s an important time for us as we prepare for the season and we will be going out there a week earlier for a full week of training.

“Everyone will then get game time in the three matches.

“The facilities are first class and because of the distance it’s easy for us to fly people in to join the party if we make new signings, and to stay in touch 24/7 with what’s happening at the club back home.

“We are just putting the final touches to the pre-season schedule now but there are some exciting games and we hope the trip to Ireland sees the Yellow Army giving us great backing once again.”

United have been looking at potential venues for several months, but Ireland was the favourite destination once Robinson was appointed as manager in March.

He has taken Milton Keynes Dons and Charlton Athletic across the Irish Sea in previous pre-seasons.