NOBODY at the Kassam Stadium on Sunday will have divided loyalties quite like Jeremy Charles.
Charles netted the third goal in the U’s Milk Cup triumph 30 years ago, while his 72 goals for the Swans included their first in the top flight, in 1981.
He said: “It’s ideal, isn’t it? I spent seven good years at Swansea and three at Oxford.
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“I watched it with quite a few mates and when that came out I was delighted – then I started getting all these texts and emails.
“I’m sitting on the fence.
“Whichever way it goes I’m sure it will be a good day and if it’s a draw then even better.
“Then Oxford can go down there and have a bit more money in the bank.
“In the FA Cup you never know.
“It’s a good opportunity, Swansea have obviously struggled over the last few months.”
Charles works in United’s hospitality boxes and will be in demand on Sunday.
While it is 33 years since he left Swansea as a player, there will be a familiar face in the technical area.
Boss Alan Curtis is a former teammate.
Charles said: “We played together at Swansea for many a year and I’ve always kept in touch with him.
“We’re big mates.
“They don’t seem to have anybody in mind at the moment. I think he’s quite happy to stay there until they do find somebody that’s right for the club.”