Oxford United Weekly Round-Up: U’s Out of the Cup But Third in the League

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Oxford United returned to winning ways in the league but were knocked out of the Carabao Cup in this week’s round-up.

Oxford United Weekly Round-Up: U’s Out of the Cup But Third in the League

International Call-Up for Whyte

Oxford United winger Gavin Whyte has been called up to the Northern Ireland squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifier matches against Lithuania and Switzerland, as well as a friendly in Estonia.

As a result, the winger will miss Oxford United’s trip to Cambridge United in the Football League Trophy and a league game at AFC Wimbledon.

Whyte, who returned to Oxford on a season-long loan from Cardiff City last month, has 19 caps for Northern Ireland and made his debut for his national side during his first spell at Grenoble Road.

U’s Out of the Carabao Cup

On Tuesday night, Oxford United bowed out of the Carabao Cup with a 2-0 defeat against Queens Park Rangers.

Former U’s defender Rob Dickie gave the R’s the lead with a stunning effort from range before a deflected effort before the break doubled the host’s advantage.

Oxford had decent spells in the game but were unable to force a way back. It is the second successive season they have been eliminated at this stage after losing to Watford last year.

Mackenzie Chapman Joins Oxford United

On Friday, the U’s made an eighth signing of the summer after goalkeeper Mackenzie Chapman joined the club.

The 18-year-old began his career at Accrington Stanley completing a move to Burnley, where he remained until his scholarship.

He joined Manchester United for the first year of his scholarship before joining Oldham Athletic. During his time at Boundary Park, Mackenzie made his first-team debut.

Win Over Lincoln

The U’s returned to winning ways on Saturday with a 3-1 victory over Lincoln City. Karl Robinson’s side took the lead through James Henry and the midfielder doubled the lead midway through the second half.

The 32-year-old completed his first-ever hat-trick from the spot in the second half before Anthony Sculley scored for the Imps, also from the spot.

The result moves Oxford up to third in League One, two points behind early leaders Sunderland.

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