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Eastwood signs new deal with the U's

13 February 2017

Keeper to stay longer with the U's

Oxford United are delighted to announce that goalkeeper Simon Eastwood has signed a new longer-term deal with the club, with a further two years added to his stay with the U’s.

Eastwood has been in great form all season, establishing himself as number one and becoming a big favourite with the fans, and he told us:

“I’m really happy to have got it all sorted and be committing my future to the club. It has gone very well so far and I am enjoying my football. I have a young family so you are always looking for a bit of security for the future but it was all very straightforward because I feel as though this is a club on the up at the moment and I want to be a part of that over the next few years.”

Head Coach Michael Appleton said:

“Obviously I rate Easty: I’ve signed him three times now! He needed a run of games as first choice and has taken that opportunity and got better and better as the season has gone on. He is still fairly young in terms of goalkeepers and I am sure there is still more to come from him. It is great that we will see that in an Oxford shirt.”

Chairman Darryl Eales added:

"This is great news. Simon is an outstanding goalkeeper and professional and is a credit to the club. He is a central to our plans to secure and develop the current squad and, however the roller coaster of the next three months pans out, we will continue to strengthen over the summer."

See interviews with Simon and Michael in Yellow Player HD now.


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