THE Oxford Mail player ratings after Oxford United drew 1-1 at home to Reading in the first league derby played between the two sides at Grenoble Road.

SIMON EASTWOOD

In reality, he had very little to do on what was his first league start of the season – 6

STEPHAN NEGRU

Asked to play at right back due to injuries, and was caught out in the build-up to the Royals goal. His clipped ball down the line released Tyler Burey when U’s went ahead though – 5.5

ELLIOTT MOORE

Pretty solid afternoon at the back, and was rarely put under any serious pressure – 7

CIARON BROWN

Unfortunate for the own goal, as he had to make contact with the cross, with Sam Smith lurking behind him – 7

GREG LEIGH

Didn’t see much of him from a forward perspective, but he was strong defensively – 6.5

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MARCUS MCGUANE

Had a couple of shots from the edge of the box, however that was about it – 6.5

CAMERON BRANNAGAN

One of few players who looked up for the occasion. Great assist for Mark Harris. MAN OF THE MATCH – 7.5

TYLER BUREY

Showed glimpses of his ability in the first half with a few dangerous runs forward – 7

RUBEN RODRIGUES

Played as the 10, but a couple of shots aside, he was not involved enough – 6.5

TYLER GOODRHAM

Couldn’t provide a spark in the final third on what was a frustrating afternoon. BOOKED – 6

MARK HARRIS

Continued his strong goalscoring form so far in 2024, to make it six goals in eight games – 7

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SUBSTITUTES

Owen Dale (for Burey, 68)

Looked lively when he first came on, and should be a good addition out wide – 6.5

Gatlin O’Donkor (for Goodrham, 79)

Jay Matete (for McGuane, 89)

Unused: Marriott, Thorniley, McEachran, Henry.

Substitutes who come on after the 75th minute do not get a rating.