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Oxford manager Chris Wilder says the experience will benefit his players.

"It's something else, isn't it? The game will be a really good one, great facilities and afterwards we will go around to Ibrox.

"I don't think it does us any harm to see what a big, big football club is like," he said.

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i went to see Oxford play when i was a wee boy when they were in th old second division and chasing a place in the first division. It was a great day out. I cant believe how far they have dropped..hope they have a great day out and we put ten past them

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Adam, Lowing, Perry, McMillan, Kinniburgh, Emslie, Stirling, Ness, Loy, Little, Lennon

Little and Lennon the scorers.

Fairly young squad out there playing, I suppose Charlie Adam filled up the whole goal!!!

Only joking I know it wasn't Charlie.

Official site is a bit quick of the mark for once, even if the whole report ain't there.


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TOMMY WILSON was delighted to see his Reserves return to action

in style this afternoon with a superb 2-0 win over English Conference side

Oxford United.

For the majority of the Gers players this was there first game in almost

two months but they were quickly back in their stride against a team that

beat Morton's first-team 3-0 on Saturday.

In poor conditions a fantastic strike from Andrew Little gave the Light

Blues a perfect start to this competitive outing before Steven Lennon

doubled his side's advantage with a delightful chipped finish with minutes

of the second-half remaining.

Coach Wilson was understandably pleased that his young side managed to

overcome their more experienced opponents.

He said: "We are using the games coming up as part of our pre-season

preparations but we didn't expect too much today given that it was our

first fixture.

"But I thought the boys performed extremely well against a strong Oxford


"I told the lads before the game what to expect as I knew they had their

full first-team squad up in Scotland and they would rotate their players


"We coped with that really well and showed a lot of maturity for a team so


"It was nice to get off to a winning start especially when you consider

the circumstances.

"Paul Emslie and Alan Lowing had not played for months due to injury and

although some of the players competed in the Soccer Sevens out in Hong

Kong at the end of May this afternoon was the first real game for most of

them for a long time."

Little and Lennon both showed their class with two great finishes and

Wilson was pleased that both marked their return to action by getting on

the scoresheet.

He added: "Andy has caught the eye recently. He has been doing very well

for Northern Ireland and has been training with the first-team here at


"He had a wee knock before the game today but he wanted to play so that's

why we took him off at half-time.

"But it was a great goal he scored.

"Going forward we would like to play him as a centre-forward but he is


"I think we have all agreed that he is a striker first and foremost but

his versatility will be a big benefit for him going forward.

"Steven did very well in a midfield position this afternoon and it was a

great ball through to him from Stephen Stirling for our second goal.

"It completed a good days work for the team and I thought we thoroughly

deserved the win."

The game also saw the half-timed introduction of Israeli trialist

Gil Bluhmennstein who was recently released by Villarreal.

RANGERS: Adam; Lowing (Wylde 60), Perry, McMillan, Kinniburgh (Loy 75);

Lennon, Ness, Emslie (Cole 60), Stirling; Loy (Bagci 60), Little

(Bluhmennstein 45)

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The game also saw the half-timed introduction of Israeli trialist

Gil Bluhmennstein who was recently released by Villarreal.


*shrugs* very rarely do you know who a trialist is :)

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The game also saw the half-timed introduction of Israeli trialist

Gil Bluhmennstein who was recently released by Villarreal.


The report can't even spell the boy's name correctly, it's Gil Blumstein.

According to an Israeli site, he got released by Villareal a while ago and has a four year contract at Maccabi Petah Tikva


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Glasgow Rangers 2 Oxford United 0

Oxford went down 2-0 to Glasgow Rangers this afternoon at the Gers' training ground. A goal from Andrew Little opened the scoring at the start of the first half, and Rangers completed the scoring when Steven Lennon chipped Ryan Clarke in the closing minutes.

While the Rangers side comprised mostly youth internationals playing their first game since the end of last season, United fielded mainly players hoping to be considered for the first team. Clarke played the full 90 minutes in goal because Billy Turley was ill, and Adam Murray also played the full game. Matt Green came close a couple of times for Oxford, but the difference was that Rangers' goals both came from good finishes


Blue Square Premier side Oxford United lost 2-0 in their latest pre-season friendly to a Rangers XI in Scotland.

The match took place behind closed doors at the Gers' training ground.

Manager Chris Wilder told BBC Oxford: "It was great to see the facilities, great facilities, and play against young international footballers, "

"It was a great education for the players, a great workout for them, even though we are disappointed that we got beat."

Ryan Clarke played the full 90 minutes in goal for United after Billy Turley felt ill prior to the match.

Captain Adam Murray continued his rehabilitation from injury by also playing the full duration.

The U's are next in action in a friendly at home to QPR on Friday, 24 July at 1945 BST.


Also, I thought Steven Lennon was being released? He had a poor spell at Partick.

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