Sky Bet League One - Pre-season recap - Oxford United
Karl Robinson's Oxford United side have completed their scheduled pre-season friendlies and now look to evaluate their squad ahead of the season opener at Sunderland on Friday evening - live only on Sky Sports.
Oxford United 7-1 Oxford United U18s
James Henry (14, Pen 18), Alex Gorrin (31), Tarique Fosu (50), Chris Cadden (65, 84), Jamie Mackie (86)
Fábio Lopes (73)
Alex Gorrín (CM/CDM), 9.1
Oxford United 0-2 Barnsley
Malik Wilks (20), Alex Mowatt (63)
Alex Mowatt, 8.3
Thame United 0-1 Oxford United
Jamie Hanson (9)
Jamie Hanson (RB/CDM/CM), 9.0
Oxford United 1-2 Derby County
Matty Taylor (50)
Florian Jozefzoon (5), Kieran Dowell (63)
Kieran Dowell, 8.3
Truro City 0-1 Oxford United
Sam Long (55)
Sam Long (RB/CB), 7.5
Didcot 0-4 Oxford United
Rob Hall (22, Pen 44, Pen 66), Anthony Forde (39)
Rob Hall (AML/AMR), 9.7
Star of Pre-Season?
Several players stood out for Oxford United in pre-season, particularly new signing Alex Gorrín who joined from Motherwell in the summer and U's mainstay James Henry, but the hat-trick scored by 25-year-old winger Rob Hall in the final game edges him ahead.
The former West Ham and Bolton attacker has suffered miserably through injuries over the past couple of seasons so Robinson and the fans will be hoping for an injury-free campaign for the local man.
Robinson, speaking to Sky Sports, said: "Rob is a great lad and he's been really unfortunate with his fitness, but he's worked hard to get back to where he is and I can't fault him.
After missing most of last season, his contract was up this summer but his desire to stay at the club he loves and fight for a place is so high that he was the one to suggest a pay cut following on from the injuries and that's the sign of a player totally committed to a club."