2013–14 Oxford United F.C. season

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Oxford United
2013–14 season
Chairman Ian Lenagan
Manager Chris Wilder (until 25 January 2014)
Mickey Lewis (caretaker)
Gary Waddock (from 22 March 2014)
Football League Two 8th
FA Cup 3rd Round
League Cup 1st Round
Football League Trophy 2nd Round
Top goalscorer League: Constable (10)
All: Constable (12)
Highest home attendance 10,049 (v Plymouth Argyle 26 December 2013 (Football League Two))
Lowest home attendance 3,114 (v Gateshead 9 November 2013 (FA Cup))

The 2013–14 season was Oxford United's fourth season in League Two after returning from the Conference. They had finished 9th in League Two in 2012–13 for the second season running. It was the club's 120th year in existence, their 114th of competitive football and their 65th since turning professional. This article covers the period from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014.

After another bright start, in the first half of the season Oxford led the table several times and were rarely outside the automatic promotion places, mainly thanks to an impressive points haul away from home (they were the last team in the top four divisions to be beaten away from home, not losing an away match in the league until defeat at Newport County in February). On 25 January 2014, with the club faltering though still in the play-off places, Wilder resigned as manager to take up the reigns at relegation-threatened Northampton. Mickey Lewis subsequently became the caretaker manager for a second time for the club. On 22 March 2014, Gary Waddock was appointed the head coach of the club after a lengthy interview process, leaving his job as Head of Coaching at MK Dons.[1] Neither Lewis nor Waddock managed to halt the Us' loss of form and they slipped out of the play-off places in the final few weeks of the season, finishing a disappointing eighth in the table, 9 points off the last playoff place.

United were knocked out of both the League Cup and FA Cup by Championship side Charlton Athletic. At half-time in the FA Cup 3rd round an upset had seemed likely when Oxford were beating their higher-division opponents 2–0, but they conceded two goals to the home side and were beaten 3–0 in the subsequent replay at the Kassam Stadium.

Team kit[edit]

Home colours
Away colours
Home goalkeeper

Match fixtures and results[edit]

Pre-season friendlies[edit]

League Two[edit]

For more information on this season's Football League Two, see 2013–14 Football League Two. Oxford United's home games are played at the Kassam Stadium.

Results[edit]

Results summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
46 16 14 16 53 50 +3 62 8 6 9 24 23 +1 8 8 7 29 27 +2

Last updated: 3 May 2014.
Source: BBC Sport

Results by round[edit]

Round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46
Ground A H A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H H A H A H H H A H A H A A H A A A H H A H A A H A H A H A
Result W W W D D W D L W L W D D W L W W D D W D L L D W W D W D D W L D L L D L W L L L W L L L L
Position 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 4 2 4 3 4 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 5 7 7 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 8 7 8 8 8 8

Last updated: 3 May 2014 (UTC).
Source: see below
Ground: A = Away; H = Home. Result: D = Draw; L = Lose; W = Win; P = Postponed.

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Promotion or relegation
6 Burton Albion 46 19 15 12 47 42 +5 72 Qualification to the League Two play-offs
7 York City 46 18 17 11 52 41 +11 71
8 Oxford United 46 16 14 16 53 50 +3 62
9 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 15 15 16 53 59 −6 60
10 Plymouth Argyle 46 16 12 18 51 58 −7 60

Updated to games played on 3 May 2014.
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
AFC Wimbledon deducted 3 points for fielding an ineligible player
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.

FA Cup[edit]

Football League Cup[edit]

Football League Trophy[edit]

Oxfordshire Senior Cup[edit]

Squad statistics[edit]

Appearances and goals[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
No. Nat Pos Player Total League Two FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 England GK Ryan Clarke 53 0 46 0 5 0 1 0 1 0
3 England DF Tom Newey 48 1 41 1 5 0 1 0 1 0
4 England DF Michael Raynes 30 0 24+2 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
6 England DF Jake Wright 35 0 31 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
7 England MF Sean Rigg 32 2 21+7 2 3 0 0+1 0 0 0
8 England FW Dave Kitson 36 4 28+4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
9 England FW James Constable 50 12 35+9 10 4+1 1 0 0 1 1
10 England FW Deane Smalley 39 9 24+8 7 3+2 2 0+1 0 0+1 0
11 England MF Alfie Potter 26 4 16+8 4 0 0 0+1 0 1 0
13 England DF David Hunt 53 0 46 0 5 0 1 0 1 0
14 England MF Asa Hall 19 3 15+3 3 0 0 0 0 0+1 0
15 Australia MF Ryan Williams 43 8 28+9 7 2+2 1 1 0 1 0
16 England DF Andrew Whing 20 0 18+1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
17 England MF Danny Rose 44 5 38+2 4 3 1 1 0 0 0
18 England MF Scott Davies 26 1 8+12 0 5 1 0 0 1 0
19 England DF Johnny Mullins 40 4 34 3 4 1 1 0 1 0
20 England FW Tyrone Marsh 7 0 0+5 0 1+1 0 0 0 0 0
21 New Zealand GK Max Crocombe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 England MF Nicky Wroe 18 2 17+1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 England MF David Connolly 16 4 8+8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 England GK Shwan Jalal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
30 England MF Sam Long 5 0 3 0 0+2 0 0 0 0 0
32 England DF David Lynn 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
34 England DF Matt Bevans 12 0 9+1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
35 England FW Callum O'Dowda 12 0 4+6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
37 England MF Josh Ruffels 34 1 21+7 1 4+1 0 0 0 1 0
- England GK Wayne Brown 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
- Wales DF Jonathan Meades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Top scorers[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Place Position Nation Number Name League Two FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
1 FW England 9 James Constable 10 1 0 1 12
2 FW England 10 Deane Smalley 7 2 0 0 9
3 MF Australia 15 Ryan Williams 7 1 0 0 8
4 MF England 17 Danny Rose 4 1 0 0 5
5= FW England 24 David Connolly 4 0 0 0 4
5= FW England 8 Dave Kitson 4 0 0 0 4
5= DF England 19 Johnny Mullins 3 1 0 0 4
5= MF England 11 Alfie Potter 4 0 0 0 4
9 MF England 14 Asa Hall 3 0 0 0 3
10= MF England 7 Sean Rigg 2 0 0 0 2
10= MF England 22 Nicky Wroe 2 0 0 0 2
12= MF England 18 Scott Davies 0 1 0 0 1
12= DF England 3 Tom Newey 1 0 0 0 1
12= MF England 37 Josh Ruffels 1 0 0 0 1
TOTALS 51 7 0 1 59

Disciplinary record[edit]

As of 3 May 2014
Number Nation Position Name League Two FA Cup League Cup JP Trophy Total
Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card Booked Red card
3 England DF Tom Newey 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1
4 England DF Michael Raynes 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1
6 England DF Jake Wright 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
7 England MF Sean Rigg 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 0
8 England FW Dave Kitson 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
9 England FW James Constable 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
10 England FW Deane Smalley 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0
11 England MF Alfie Potter 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
13 England DF David Hunt 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0
14 England MF Asa Hall 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
15 Australia MF Ryan Williams 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
16 England DF Andrew Whing 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
17 England MF Danny Rose 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
18 England MF Scott Davies 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
19 England DF Johnny Mullins 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
22 England MF Nicky Wroe 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
35 England FW Callum O'Dowda 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
37 England MF Josh Ruffels 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTALS 68 5 2 0 2 0 3 0 75 5

Transfers[edit]

Players transferred in
Date Pos. Name Previous Club Fee Ref.
4 July 2013 DF Tom Newey Scunthorpe United Free [3]
8 July 2013 DF Kenzer Lee West Ham United Free [4]
8 July 2013 DF Matt Bevans Watford Free [4]
22 July 2013 DF Johnny Mullins Rotherham United Undisclosed [5]
30 July 2013 MF Josh Ruffels Coventry City Free [6]
Players transferred out
Date Pos. Name To Fee Ref.
30 July 2013 MF Liam Davis Yeovil Town Free [7]
Players loaned in
Date from Pos. Name From Date to Ref.
4 July 2013 MF Asa Hall Shrewsbury Town January 2014 [3]
3 August 2013 MF Ryan Williams Fulham end of season[8] [9]
12 September 2013 GK Shwan Jalal A.F.C. Bournemouth 2 October 2013 [10][11]
10 January 2014 MF Nicky Wroe Preston North End end of season [12]
10 January 2014 GK Jonathan Henly Reading March 2014 [12][13]
31 January 2014 FW David Connolly Portsmouth end of season [14]
Players loaned out
Date from Pos. Name To Date to Ref.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Waddock named Oxford United head coach". BBC Sport. March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mansfield 1 United 3". Oxford United F.C. 16 November 2013. Retrieved 17 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "United sign Hall and Newey". Oxford United F.C. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Oxford United sign two defenders". Oxford Mail. 8 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Mullins returns to complete Oxford United jigsaw". Oxford Mail. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Ruffels back to his roots". Oxford Mail. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  7. ^ "Liam Davis: Yeovil Town sign former Oxford midfielder". BBC Sport. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Oxford United extend Ryan Williams loan stay from Fulham". BBC Sport. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 29 December 2013. 
  9. ^ "Fulham: Oxford United sign Ryan Williams on six-month loan". BBC Sport. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  10. ^ "Shwan Jalal: Oxford United sign Bournemouth keeper". BBC Sport. 12 September 2013. Retrieved 15 September 2013. 
  11. ^ "Max Back as Jalal Departs". Oxford United F.C. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  12. ^ a b "Transfer window: Oxford United sign Wroe and Henly". BBC Sport. 10 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  13. ^ "Oxford United: Reading keeper Jonathan Henly extends loan". BBC Sport. 11 February 2014. Retrieved 15 February 2014. 
  14. ^ "Transfer Deadline Day: Oxford sign Portsmouth's David Connolly". BBC Sport. 31 January 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014.