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Oxford United Sign Maguire and Rothwell

12 July 2016

Two sign then head for Spain

Oxford United have competed the signings of striker Chris Maguire and midfielder Joe Rothwell.

Chris is a familiar figure to Oxford fans having enjoyed a very successful loan spell with the U’s last season, scoring crucial goals as United won promotion. The Scottish international joins on a one year deal.

Rothwell joins on a two year deal from Manchester United, where he has been since the age of six. Now 21 he has been part of the senior Manchester United squad and spent time on loan at both Blackpool and Barnsley.

Both players had medicals this morning in Oxford and are heading for Spain to join up with the squad for their training camp.

Head Coach Michael Appleton said:

“They are two very exciting signings. We have obviously worked with Chris before and know his quality and what he will bring to the squad, while Joe is a really talented lad who we believe has a very bright future. 

“He has played for all of the England age group teams and been around the first team at Old Trafford. He can play midfield or slightly further forward and he now gets a chance to get a run of games together and truly show what he can do.”

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