OXFORD United players have had their first glimpse of a motivational video that fans hope will inspire them to victory over Portsmouth.

U’s followers were asked by independent supporters’ trust OxVox to send in clips of encouragement for the team ahead of tonight’s Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final first leg.

Karl Robinson’s side watched the two-minute video on Wednesday, before it was released to the public.

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And OxVox chairman Paul Peros hopes the finished product gives United the extra boost they need to see off Pompey.

He said: “Karl Robinson thought it would be positive to remind the players that all these people are behind them.

“People can be nervous about things like this, but we had plenty of clips sent in and managed to get everyone in the video in some form.

“Fans are articulating their thoughts in their own way, so we’re really happy.

“There’s a mix of ages, right down to six and seven-year-olds.”

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The video will be included in a special online programme for Monday’s second leg at the Kassam Stadium.

It is one of many initiatives OxVox is helping co-ordinate ahead of the two games, with the trust planning to set up U’s flags in the East and North stands.

Mr Peros and other members will be working flat-out ahead of Monday’s return fixture, with volunteers at the club shop opposite the Kassam Stadium from 10am to 2pm tomorrow to accept supporters’ contributions to the display.