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All the latest Oxford United team news ahead of Cambridge clash

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Oxford United will be hoping they can win promotion into the Championship this season, whilst under the management of Karl Robinson. 

The U’s finished sixth in the League One table last term, but missed out on promotion into the second-tier, after a defeat to eventual winners Blackpool in their play-off semi-final.

That condemned Oxford to another season in League One, and the club’s supporters will be eager to see their side get over the line and win promotion this term.

Robinson’s side are set to take on newly-promoted Cambridge United in their opening match of the League One season, in what could potentially be a tricky test at the Abbey Stadium.

Speaking in a interview with the club’s official website ahead of their clash against Cambridge, Robinson revealed that two players are unavailable for selection, although it remains to be seen as to who they are at this stage.

“All I know is that we are ready ourselves. We have two players unavailable because we followed the correct protocols and we will always put people’s health ahead of anything else. If you look after your players then everything else looks after itself. But we had no new scares when we tested today, we are in really good shape.

“Whatever we face we know we can adapt, we have learned to be flexible and we can’t wait to get under way again at the weekend.”

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Jordan Thorniley could be in line to make his debut for Oxford, having signed for the club on a season-long loan deal from Blackpool.

Steve Seddon was on target in their recent 3-2 defeat to Bristol Rovers, and he’ll be keen to build on a positive start to life at the Kassam Stadium, after signing for the club on a permanent basis from Birmingham City during the summer transfer window.

Sam Winnall and Matt Taylor will be hoping to trouble the Cambridge United defence, and they’re likely to be supported by the likes of Mark Sykes and James Henry, who will provide the creative spark for the U’s.

Oxford will be keen to make a positive start to the new League One campaign, but they’ll know they could be faced with a tough challenge against a side that will be eager themselves to make a winning start to the 2021/22 season in Cambridge United.


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