Oxford United Weekly Round-Up: Back to Back Wins for Karl Robinson’s Side
Whyte on International Duty
Oxford winger Gavin Whyte has been called up for international duty with Northern Ireland. As a result, the on-loan Cardiff City man would miss the trip to Sunderland on September 9.
Whyte, who was also called up at the end of August, will be hoping to take part in their World Cup Qualifying matches against Switzerland and Bulgaria.
Five Star Performance Against Stanley
Oxford were due a win and they managed it in style with a 5-1 victory over Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night.
The U’s raced into a two-goal lead with a brace from Nathan Holland before Matty Taylor added a third after the restart.
Stanley pulled one back but Oxford restored their three-goal advantage through Mark Sykes, before an own goal in stoppage time sealed the win.
Oxford remain unbeaten at home with four wins and two draws from their six games at Grenoble Road.
Leon Loaned Out
Young midfielder Leon Chambers-Parillon has become the latest U’s player to be loaned out as he joins National League North side, Gloucester City.
The Tigers, who are now managed by former Oxford midfielder Lee Mansell, have made the 19-year-old their first signing under the new boss.
Elsewhere, left-back Michael Elechi has seen his short term loan deal at Chippenham Town extended by a further month.
Oxford’s trip to Sunderland on September 9 has been postponed due to international call-ups. The U’s would have been without Gavin Whyte following his inclusion in the Northern Ireland squad but the Black Cats have met the requirement of three or more players to postpone the fixture.
Win at Wednesday for Oxford United
The U’s finally secured their first away win of the season with a later winner over Sheffield Wednesday.
Karl Robinson’s side took the lead through Cameron Brannagan but were pegged back in the second half through Callum Paterson.
However, substitute James Henry netted the winner three minutes into added time with a brilliant turn and finish.