Sam Long agrees new one-year deal with the U's
Oxford United defender Sam Long has become the second local lad to commit his future to the club this week, signing a new one-year deal with the U’s.
The versatile defender, who came through the club’s youth development programme during his 13 years at the club joins Josh Ruffels in agreeing a twelve month extension to his deal at the U’s and told us:
“I’m glad to have the opportunity. It has been a bit frustrating for me this season with a couple of injuries but I am fit and raring to go again now and feel very much part of the squad and what we are trying to build here. It is up to me to train hard, wait for an opportunity and then play my heart out to try and stay in the team.
“Obviously as a local lad it is great to be involved and there are some massive games coming up for us this season.“
Head Coach Michael Appleton said:
“Sam has an outstanding attitude and like Josh Ruffels is a key member of the squad. He can play in a few positions and is improving all the time. He has had to be a bit patient but he will get his chance at some stage and we know he will take it with both hands when that happens.”
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