Oxford United are pleased to announce the signing of defender Jordan Thorniley on a season-long loan from Blackpool.
The 24-year-old centre-half came through the Everton Academy, captaining the under 18 side, before joining Sheffield Wednesday in 2016. He has previously had loans at Stockport County and Accrington Stanley and joined Blackpool from Wednesday in 2020, playing 21 times in their promotion-winning side last season.
“We got on a roll last season” he told us “it was like Oxford: both sides having momentum going into the play-offs. You could see the way Oxford like to play and I think their style of football is going to suit me. I’m a defender but I do like to get on the ball if I can, so hopefully I can train well this week, be part of the side that starts at Cambridge next weekend and play my part in a successful season.”
Karl Robinson told us:
“We have been chasing Jordan for a while and we are delighted to bring him in. He is a terrific competitor, good character and because he is naturally left-sided he will add balance for us.
"It was clear we were going to bring in a centre-half. Elliott Moore is our captain, we have Luke McNally who has tremendous potential, John Mousinho for his experience, Sam Long can play there, and now Jordan. There are still one or two areas we need to strengthen but it has been an exciting few days and with Nathan Holland, Gavin Whyte and now Jordan coming in I’d say we have done some excellent business.”
The arrival of Gavin Whyte and Jordan over the weekend has got things nicely set up for the new season. Got your season ticket yet? CLICK HERE to be Back Where U’s Belong
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