Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor's cheeky request that wouldn't go down well with Oxford United ahead of FA Cup third round clash

Dave Challinor travels down to Oxford United with his Hartlepool United side on Friday ahead of a big FA Cup third round fixture.

Friday, 3rd January 2020, 1:00 pm
Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor. Picture by FRANK REID
Hartlepool United manager Dave Challinor. Picture by FRANK REID

The Pools boss admits he has a good relationship with Oxford boss Karl Robinson and often trained at the U’s training ground with his former club AFC Fylde.

But Challinor isn’t holding his breath about being given permission to use the League One outfits facilities with Hartlepool this time around.

“I know Karl really well, he’s from my neck of the woods just the wrong side of the water but he’s been great since he’s been at Oxford,” he said.

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“Previously when we’ve went down south with Fylde, we’ve always trained at their training ground and when they came up they’ve trained at our place.

“So it will be interesting but I think I’d be being a bit cheeky to ask them if we can train there on Friday, we might have to look elsewhere!”