OXFORD United's players have been given the freedom to decide where they stay tonight on the eve of their Sky Bet League One play-off semi-final.

The relatively short trip to Portsmouth for tomorrow's first leg, plus the coronavirus restrictions, mean head coach Karl Robinson has left it to each member of the squad to pick.

He said: "The players will have the option to stay in a hotel or be at home.

"Some feel comfortable staying in a hotel, some might not.

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"We won't be in Portsmouth. It will be an hour south of here.

"If it was an earlier kick-off (than 5.30pm) we would have made it different."

After the game everyone will head back to the Kassam Stadium.

Robinson said: "We'll get back on the coach and in our cars and be back here to recover at the stadium that night.

"We'll train here on Saturday, we feel it's right that we can go through things in private and get ourselves ready for the second leg on Monday."