Oxford United confirm pre-season tour of United States

Kelvin Thomas

Oxford United have confirmed they will tour the United States this summer as part of their pre-season tour.

The U's will fly out to New Hampshire to be hosted by partner club Seacoast United in a repeat of their inaugural trip last July.

The team played three matches in the US - winning two and drawing the other.

"It was successful last year and it is good for us. I think it will be the same this year," U's chairman Kelvin Thomas told BBC Radio Oxford.

Fixtures for this year's tour have yet to be announced but Thomas says the players were already relishing the trip.

"It's always good to do things again if they've worked," added Thomas.

"Financially and economically it works for us. As crazy as it sounds it's cheaper to go there (the US) rather than Scotland or Ireland because of the partnerships we have there.

"We are all excited to get back over there.

"It's about doing things right and it's good for the players and it's also about the sales angle. If we are trying to attract players here I think we've got to have a reputation of being a properly run football club."

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