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United Chairman happy with January recruitment

1 February 2019

Chairman Sumrith 'Tiger' Thanakarnjanasuth believes that Oxford United have had a very productive Transfer Window.

We caught up with Tiger first thing this morning and he told us

“I think we look a lot stronger now. The team has picked up two excellent results against Portsmouth and Barnsley and I believe we have brought in good players and added depth to the squad.

“Jamie Hanson and Josh Ruffels have made the full back positions their own and Curtis Nelson, Rob Dickie and John Mousinho give us a good blend for central defence. Mous was Man of the Match against Barnsley in midfield and he, James Henry and Cameron Brannagan have built a very good understanding. Up front we have Jamie Mackie, Gavin Whyte and Marcus Browne and now we have added Jerome Sinclair who is a different sort of forward to them, plus we want to take a look at Jonte Smith who has a great goalscoring record and I know is determined to make the most of his chance.

“Those two forwards were important but the window is for one month not just one day and we did good business at the start of the month with Jordan Graham and Mark Sykes joining. Fans have already seen what Jordan can do and Mark will get his chance soon and is another very good player. We added Ahmed Kashi in the middle of the month, another player with great experience and when you also think about Samir Carruthers being fit for the second half of the season we definitely look stronger than we did a month ago.

“There is a lot of planning and I talk all the time to Karl, Shaun, Faz, Niall McWilliams and Mark Thomas. It is a strong recruitment team and we talked a lot about long term goals of developing young players, as well as the short term needs where we recognised that the squad was light. I want to thank them for the hard work they have put in, and also mention Mick Brown who worked very late last night to make sure we got everything finalised.

“So many people are working so hard all the time and I think we have done excellent work in this window which the fans will see, and hopefully get behind, in the final third of the season.”

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