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Oxford United line-up at Blenheim Palace for 2022/23 team photo

Byoxfordnewspaper

Sep 20, 2022

OXFORD United began the day in the stunning surroundings of Blenheim Palace as they lined-up for their 2022/23 team photo.

The U’s reported to Woodstock for 8am for a series of pictures in the historic site’s Great Court.

United’s squad and staff had their photos, before sponsors got the chance to pose alongside the players at the palace.

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Striker Sam Baldock said: “It’s quite a unique one, it definitely beats the training ground or stadium backdrop I’ve had in the past. It’s refreshing.”

James Woollard, managing director of back-of-shirt sponsor Polythene UK, added: “You wouldn’t get this if you were associated with one of the massive clubs.

“You get to know the players and the heart of the club. You can see it’s pulling in the right direction.”

Baldock is one of four players hoping to be fit for the trip to Charlton Athletic on Saturday, October 1 – United’s next match.

Elliott Moore, Josh Murphy and Matty Taylor could also be available in time for the visit to The Valley.

The U’s do not have a game this weekend after the Sky Bet League One clash with Fleetwood Town was postponed due to international call-ups.