New signings for the U's
Oxford United are pleased to announce the signings of David Hunt and Danny Rose.
Hunt, 30, is an experienced right back who came through the ranks at Crystal Palace before establishing himself in the Leyton Orient side. His career has subsequently taken him to Northampton Town , Shrewsbury Town and Brentford before he joined Crawley Town. As a regular in the Crawley side he enjoyed back to back promotions from the Blue Square Premier and League Two before making 28 appearances in League One last season. In total he has made well over 300 senior appearances and joins the U's on a two year deal with a club option for a further year.
Midfielder Rose will need little introduction to many United fans having enjoyed a successful spell at the Kassam Stadium early in his career, joining the U's for the 2007/8 season after captaining Manchester United's reserve side. He then joined Newport County before helping Fleetwood Town into the Football League, captaining the England C team as well. A skilful left sided midfielder, Danny, now 25, told www.oufc.co.uk how much he is looking forward to playing for the U's again:
"It's a club I have always followed since my first time here. They gave me my big break and I am so pleased to be back. I feel like I have matured as a player; I was only 19 when I first signed, and I believe I have learned my trade in the years in between. There is such potential here and as soon as I heard of Oxford's interest there was only one club I wanted to play for".
Danny also joins on a two year deal with the option for a further year. Both players came through with flying colours from an extensive medical.
Manager Chris Wilder was pleased to welcome both players to the club:
"Both of them are very good players who we have been watching for a while now. David has won this league and played at a higher level while Oxford fans will remember Danny as being a gifted player even as a teenager. They both have terrific attitudes and are strong characters who want to win things."
Chris also hinted that further signings may not be too far away:
"Danny and David are experienced players and with Andy Whing signing this week and younger players such as Max Crocombe and Ty Marsh committing their long term futures to the club we are starting to get a good balance. Jon Meades, Scott Davies and Deane Smalley all signed nice and early but we are constantly working to bring in the right players and if we have to be a little patient to make sure we get some of those players then so be it.
"We are confident that we can bring in more players of the right calibre over the next few weeks."