Oxford United keeper agrees three year deal
Oxford United are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Ryan Clarke has signed a new contract which could see him remain at the club until 2017.
The 31-year-old keeper has been Oxford’s number one ever since signing from Salisbury City in 2009 and has now passed 200 appearances for The U’s. He was Man of the Match on Tuesday night as United extended their unbeaten away record with a 0-0 draw at Exeter City, their fourth clean sheet in four league games.
On Monday Ryan signed a new three -year deal with Chairman Ian Lenagan who said:
“Ryan has been one of the most consistent players not just for Oxford United but also in the whole of Leagues One and Two. He worked very hard to come back from injury last season and has a great attitude. He has improved year on year as a goalkeeper and he understands what the club is trying to build. We are very pleased that he will be around to help us progress.
“With Max Crocombe also here on a long-term deal and Wayne Brown doing an excellent job as goalkeeping coach we feel that the goalkeeping position is in very safe hands.”
The deal is made up of two years plus an additional year option for the club and Ryan told us:
“I am delighted to have signed. I have been made to feel welcome ever since I first came through the door, the fans have been brilliant with me, and the club is ambitious and always looking to move forward. I feel as though the next few years should be when I am in my prime as a goalkeeper and I am looking forward to those years being with Oxford.
“We are in a very strong position in the league and I want to be part of what is happening here.”