OXFORD United’s players will have their work cut out when they return for pre-season testing today.

Karl Robinson’s squad report to the training ground fresh from their summer break.

It has been seven weeks since they signed off their 2018/19 campaign at Luton Town.

United have been hard at work behind the scenes in a bid to strengthen their squad, but their endeavours have only heralded three new faces so far.

Alex Rodriguez Gorrin, Kevin Berkoe and Sam Allardyce will meet their new teammates this morning.

Winger Rob Hall is one player who has already been working hard in a bid to be up to speed after being out for eight months following an operation to repair damage in his right knee.

U’s boss Robinson is known for his gruelling pre-seasons and this is to be no different.

“There will be running tests, bike tests, fat tests, blood tests, flexibility tests, power testing – all the stuff that generally would enhance performance,” he said.

“It’s a long-winded day.

“We have reference points, but it’s nice to re-evaluate them and we can go from there.”

The players will then be given tomorrow off and will train on the grass for three days next week.

United’s pre-season testing took place at Abingdon School last year, but Robinson’s side will solely work at their new base off Horspath Road this time.

The U’s will head to Portugal towards the end of next week for a training camp, before returning for their marquee friendly against Glasgow Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday, July 7, for which there are fewer than 250 tickets remaining.

Robinson said: “It will all be done on site, we have a training ground this year, which is nice.

“The players will be straight back at it on Saturday, have Sunday off, and then be at it Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

“Then we’ll go at it when we’re over in Portugal.

“Obviously the first (friendly) game is only two weeks away when we report back, so we want to get off to a flier.”