U's sign experienced keeper until end of the season
Oxford United this morning completed the signing of goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown. The 34-year-old keeper was a free agent and joins the U’s until the end of the season.
Originally with Reading, the six foot four keeper made his name at Portsmouth where he spent eight seasons and collected an FA Cup winner's medal as well as playing in the Premier League before joining Leeds United and then Crawley Town.
Head Coach Michael Appleton said:
“Jamie is a good keeper. We want competition all through the squad so he will push Ryan Clarke for that position. At the same time Max Crocombe has been very patient but needs to play games so Jamie being here may well allow Max to go out on loan and gain experience. All three of them are very good goalkeepers and strong characters and I think we now have very healthy competition in that position.”
Jamie told us:
“I am really happy to have joined. I had the opportunity to play abroad but this is a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to it. I still have that enthusiasm and work ethic and can’t wait to get out there diving about in training and joining in. It’s a good club, very ambitious, and an exciting new challenge for me.”
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