EUROS fever has taken hold within the Oxford United squad, reveals John Mousinho.

Like the rest of the country, the U's have been gripped by England's journey to tonight's semi-final against Denmark.

United know a bit about some of the players who could feature at Wembley, having faced Premier League champions Manchester City twice in the last three years.

Those games saw England's Euros joint-top scorer Raheem Sterling walk out at the Kassam Stadium, along with Phil Foden and John Stones.

That increases the familiarity for United's players, but Mousinho says the squad are supporters like the rest of us regardless.

He said: “A couple of players came in wearing England shirts for Saturday’s session (before the quarter-final against Ukraine).

"That's what everyone’s talking about, the potential of getting to a final.

"It has a huge effect on the nation, but also a huge effect on professional footballers.

"We’ve played a couple of these players in the past couple of seasons.

"Ultimately, all of the footballers in the dressing room are football fans and they absolutely love it.

"To be able to watch a tournament where England are doing so well is brilliant.

"There’s definitely a buzz around it.”

United's players are undergoing their first full week of pre-season, ahead of the start of the Sky Bet League One campaign on Saturday, August 7.

They travel down to Bournemouth for a training camp on Sunday and the first night is set to be spent in front of the TV, with the Euros final kicking-off at 8pm.

United even have two members of staff who have experienced a major tournament with England.

Head of performance Chris Neville worked with the national side from 2012 to 2016, including at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Football advisor and ex-assistant manager Derek Fazackerley was No 2 to Kevin Keegan at Euro 2000, when England boss Gareth Southgate was in the playing squad.

He told the Oxford Mail during the 2018 World Cup: "It’s an incredible experience and you have to be brutally honest and say you are one of the proudest people in the world to be part of that.

“When it is over, there is a huge, huge amount of disappointment.

“It can be very hard not to get carried away, but the time to do that is at the end of the game when you have won.

“The euphoria certainly comes out then – and so it should."