OXFORD United are preparing to be flexible in pre-season with so much still to be decided.

While they know the Sky Bet League One campaign will start on September 12, everything else is fluid.

It has not been helped by the forced scrappage of their training camp in Spain next month.

Arranging warm-up matches is another headache, with crowds not expected to be allowed until several weeks after the season starts.

It means the traditional games at local non-league sides, which usually generate a useful income boost for the hosts, may not go ahead.

United have held off organising any games until they have a clearer picture of what to expect.

It is also understood they are unlikely to know their fixtures until a fortnight after the Championship play-off final, which is next Tuesday.

Head coach Karl Robinson admits the next few weeks are a challenge, because all the normal routines are of little use.

While the U’s will need less work due to their play-off campaign earlier this month, the rest of the division have been off for almost five months.

He said: “Are they too rested? Have we had enough rest, or are we still in a good place where we’ve got a base fitness?

“We’ll be one of the only teams used to playing with nobody in the stadium in the first few games.

“We just don’t know, it’s going to be a mad year. For everyone in football it’s very uncertain.”

He added: “I don’t know what’s right. No one does.

“I think it could be something that’s really positive for us.

“We’ll have a good break, come back, fresh, angry and determined to have a right good go.”