U'S AND WELSH IN KASSAM TALKS

Oxford United and London Welsh have held talks over bidding for the Kassam Stadium.

Both outfits call the ground home, and they are looking into the prospect of taking ownership of the ground away from Firoz Kassam.

The two clubs have met and agreed that a joint bid would be the best solution.

Oxford United have played at the stadium since it was opened in 2001 by Kassam who, at the time, owned the football club.

He sold the club in 2006 but kept the ground, and London Welsh moved in over the summer as their Old Deer Park didn't meet Premiership standards.

Welsh's chief executive Tony Copsey is keen to see the club settle in Oxfordshire and knows they will need to forge partnerships with the football club if they are to do so.

"If we are to sustain our future in Oxford and Oxfordshire it means working with a lot of stakeholders and partners, and that includes Oxford United football club, the local council and the local community. We really want to do that."

Posted on 09/01/2013