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Patrick Hoban to join Oxford United

21 November 2014

Irish striker adds to attacking options

Oxford United are pleased to announce that striker Patrick Hoban has agreed to sign for the club when the January transfer window opens.

The 23-year-old striker has been top scorer for Dundalk in the Irish league for the last two seasons and was named in the Premier League Team of the Year for 2013. Having completed the paperwork on a deal that will see him stay at the club for one and a half years with a further one year option he told us:

“I have been aware of Oxford’s interest for a while. They did their homework and came and watched me a few times and I hear plenty of good things about the club, Michael Appleton and the plans they have for the future. 

“I am delighted to sign and now I will just work as hard as I can over the next few weeks, look to settle in and get to know the lads and I will be raring to go when I am able to play in January.”

Head coach Michael Appleton said:

“He is a goalscorer, but he is also a strong lad, he brings other people into the game and like Chey Dunkley who we brought in yesterday he has a hunger and maybe a point to prove. He came over as a lad at Bristol City and it didn’t work out for him so he has gone home, got his head down and worked very hard to earn another opportunity.  

“He will have to be a little patient until January but it is great for us to have the chance to work with him knowing that he is going to be pushing very hard to be in the team in a few weeks’ time.” 

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