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In focus: Oxford United

Ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League One campaign, mkdons.com takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season...

17 June 2017

Oxford United finished eighth in their first season back in the third tier, eight points above the Dons who will be eager to record their first success over the O’s in 2017/18.

CLUB 

Founded: 1960 (as Oxford United)

Nickname: U’s

Stadium: Kassam Stadium (12,500 capacity)

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Home colours: Yellow shirts, navy shorts, yellow socks

Website: www.oufc.co.uk
Twitter: @OUFCOfficial
Facebook: Oxford United Official
Instagram: @oufcofficial
YouTube: Oxford United Official

FIRST TEAM

Manager
Name: Michael Appleton

Age: 41

Nationality: English

Previous clubs (player): Manchester United, Wimbledon, Lincoln City, Grimsby Town, Preston North End, West Bromwich Albion

Previous clubs (manager): West Bromwich Albion, Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers

Honours (player): League One champion (Preston North End, 1999/2000), Championship promotion (West Bromwich Albion, 2001/02)

Honours (manager): League Two promotion (Oxford United, 2015/16)

Key and notable players
Captain: John Lundstram

Top appearance maker (2016/17): Simon Eastwood (62)

Top goalscorer (2016/17): Chris Maguire (17)

Player of the Year (2016/17): Simon Eastwood

Longest-serving player: Sam Long (4 years)

Other notable players: Curtis Nelson, Ryan Ledson, Kane Hemmings, Rob Hall

Simon Eastwood

Last season
League position: 8th, Sky Bet League One (W20, D9, L17, P69, GF 65, GA 52)

FA Cup: Round 5

Carrabao Cup: Round 2

Checkatrade Trophy: Runners-up

Transfers
In: Scott Shearer (Mansfield Town), Charlie Raglan (Chesterfield)

Out: Joe Skarz (Bury), Liam Sercombe (Bristol Rovers), Chey Dunkley (Wigan Athletic)

HISTORY WITH THE DONS
Head to head
Dons wins: 0
Last Dons win: N/A
Biggest Dons win: N/A

Draws: 1
Last draw: 0-0, 17th September 2016 (Stadium MK)

Oxford wins: 1
Last Oxford win: 1-0, 11th February 2017 (Kassam Stadium)
Biggest Oxford win: 1-0, 11th February 2017 (Kassam Stadium)

Played for both
Keith Andrews, George Baldock, Jake Forster-Caskey, Lewis Guy, Rob Hall, Zeli Ismail, Peter Leven, Dean Morgan, Giorgio Rasulo, Jude Stirling

207/18 MATCHES
Fixtures will be released on Wednesday 21st June.

Watch the Dons take on Oxford United at Stadium MK in 2017/18, as well as 22 other Sky Bet League opponents, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult Season Tickets are priced from just £34.23 a month; over-65s from £22 a month and under-21s from £15.08 a month while under-18s are able to enjoy the full 2017/18 campaign from just £3.06 a month.

The Under-12s go FREE offer also remains, meaning the Club’s youngest supporters can watch all 23 home league matches in 2017/18 for FREE when they become a Young Dons member.

To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium MK or call 0333 200 5343. You can also download an application form and post it to Box Office, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST.

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