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Parade planned for Oxford United after play-off win

Oxford fans celebrate after the final whistle
Oxford fans celebrate after the final whistle

Thousands of Oxford United fans are expected to line the streets for a parade through the city to celebrate their promotion to the Football League.

Two open top buses will travel from from the Kassam Stadium along the Cowley Road, Longwall Street, South Parks Road and onto Broad Street.

The parade is expected to set off at 1800 BST on Tuesday and will last for about an hour and a half.

Broad Street will be closed from 1730 till 2000 BST.

Oxford won 3-1 against York at Wembley on Sunday with goals from Green, Constable and Potter.

Councillor Bob Price, leader of Oxford City Council, said: "It is fantastic that Oxford United won yesterday and we want to celebrate their success.

"I would encourage every Oxford United fan and proud resident to come out and support the players along the route."

Kelvin Thomas, chairman of Oxford United Football Club, said: "I am absolutely delighted that we won yesterday.

"This parade is a chance for our players to thank all our loyal fans for their support during the whole season.

"I hope the fans will turn out and show their support.

"The route we have chosen means that many fans don't need to come into the centre of Oxford and can congratulate our players from the route."

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