Oxford United chief thrilled with West Brom tie

Oxford United chief executive Mark Ashton played for West Brom

Oxford United chief executive Mark Ashton played for West Brom

First published in Sport Herald Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

OXFORD United have been rewarded for their Capital One Cup exploits with a game against Premier League opposition later this month.

After knocking out Bristol City 2-1 on Tuesday night, the U’s have been drawn away to West Bromwich Albion in the second round.

It will be a return to the Hawthorns for head coach Michael Appleton, chief executive Mark Ashton and director Michael O’Leary, who have all worked for the Baggies in the past.

Ashton felt it was a great draw.

He said: “The players and fans deserved to go to a Premier League club after their magnificent efforts on Tuesday night.

“West Brom are a very well supported club and we don’t budget for anything beyond the first round of cup competitions, so whatever we earn will be a bonus.”

The tie will be played in the week commencing Monday, August 25.

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3:35pm Thu 14 Aug 14

baldy bill says...

a good match for the yellows if it can bring in some badly needed money for the club
a good match for the yellows if it can bring in some badly needed money for the club baldy bill
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