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Rodriguez To The Rescue

Alex helps fans ahead of Peterborough

5 August 2019

Oxford United midfielder Alex Rodruguez-Gorrin has come to the rescue of a young fan.

Alex joined the club from Motherwell this summer and has made a big impression already, helping the U’s draw their opening game at his old club Sunderland on Saturday.

Alex comes from Tenerife and the double surname is a Spanish tradition: Rodriguez is his father’s name and Gorrin is his mother’s. Having asked the EFL in the week before the Sunderland game he kicked off the season with the 6 on his shirt and his father’s name ‘Rodriguez’.

Just before kick off we receieved a tweet from a fan who had already purchased a shirt with Gorrin on, and when we told Alex that this morning he came up with a very generous solution.

“I’m so pleased that someone wanted my name on their shirt before I played a game” he told us. “If they come in before the home game against Peterborough on Saturday then I’ll buy them a new one with Rodriguez on the back and swap it for them.”

We’d like to thank Alex for this gesture (it’s a one-off by the way!) and have contacted the fan already to arrange for them to come pitchside before Saturday’s game.

The new home and away kits are available right now and we will bring you news tomorrow on why the squad currently stands at 171 players…

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