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United Sign Slocombe

12 June 2015

U's bring in keeper Sam Slocombe from Scunthorpe

Oxford United are pleased to announce that goalkeeper Sam Slocombe will join them after agreeing a two-year deal with the U’s.

Sam, who turned 27 last week, started his career as a schoolboy at Lincoln City but made his senior debut after joining Scunthorpe United, where he made over 130 appearances and was the club’s longest serving player. The six-foot keeper has played most of his football in the Championship and League One, but also made 50 appearances for the Iron when they won promotion from League 2 two seasons ago, saving a penalty for them in a 2-0 win at the Kassam Stadium along the way.

Head Coach Michael Appleton said:

“Sam is a proven goalkeeper at this level and above and we are delighted to have him here. He communicates with his defence and he is an excellent shot-stopper. He is still only 27 so we think there is plenty to come from him. It gives us serious competition for that one position and that is something we feel we will have all the way through the team next season.”

Sam said:

“I have enjoyed my time at Scunthorpe but this is a very exciting new challenge for me at Oxford.  I came and had a look round and was impressed by everything I saw, and everything that the club is building towards. Now it’s down to me to come in, work hard in pre-season and hopefully be part of a successful squad that challenges at the top end of the table.”

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