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Sam Winnall Signs For Oxford United

Striker Sam Joins the U's

11 September 2020

Oxford United have completed the signing of striker Sam Winnall on a two year deal, with the option of a further year.

The 29-year-old forward has always been a goal threat ever since his early days at Wolverhampton Wanderers. After loan spells at Burton, Hereford and Shrewsbury he made his name at Scunthorpe where he was leading scorer in League 2 in his first season. He continued that form when he moved to Barnsley, scoring 24 goals in 2015/16 to help them win promotion to the Championship.

A move to Sheffield Wednesday followed, with a loan to Derby County during that time. Having left Hillsborough this summer Sam was pleased to be joining the U’s

“I spoke to the Gaffer and he really sold the club to me” he said. “They are a very good footballing side and create a lot of chances so hopefully I can come here and score goals as part of a successful season.”

Karl Robinson told us

“It was important that we had another experienced striker in the building before the season starts and Sam has scored goals and caused problems for defences wherever he has been. It’s an exciting signing and another piece in the jigsaw for us. We look forward to working with him.”

Sam will be United's number 11 and travelled with the squad as they prepare for their first league game of the season away at Lincoln City on Saturday.

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