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Tony McMahon Joins The U's

Defender joins United ahead of new season

28 June 2018

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Oxford United have further strengthened their squad for the coming season with the signing of defender Tony McMahon on a two-year deal.

Tony, 32, started his career at Middlesbrough, going through the youth set up to play in the Premier League for Boro before moving on to Sheffield United after over 100 senior appearances. The former England under 19 international then joined Blackpool and Bradford City, again making over 100 appearances for Bradford, before leaving at the end of last season.

“He is a strong character and a really good player” Karl Robinson said. “He got something like 18 assists last season from full back but is also sound defensively and he will do a great job for us.

“The model here has been to bring in talented young players and develop them but to do that you also need good pros around them who know the game and have that hunger to win and compete in every match they play.”

Tony told iFollow:

“You look at Karl, Shaun Derry and Derek Fazackerley and not only do you have three great coaches you also have three great people to work with and be around and you know they are going to build a team that pushes for success here.

“I’ve played at Oxford a few times - I scored a free kick here for Sheffield United- so I know the fans are great and that the facilities are excellent so I’m looking forward to getting out to Ireland next week and getting to know the lads and preparing for an exciting season.”

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