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Joe Grayson Joins Oxford United

Blackburn defender signs for the U's

1 February 2021

Oxford United have completed the signing of defender Joe Grayson on loan from Blackburn Rovers until the end of the season.

The 21-year-old comes from good stock: his father Simon was appointed as Manager at Fleetwood Town yesterday and Joe’s arrival completes a busy weekend for the family as he told us:

“It’s funny how it all worked out. I think we were both watching the Oxford v Fleetwood game on Saturday for different reasons! I’m excited to have signed and to have this opportunity. Oxford are on such a good run at the moment and I’ve been very impressed with everything I have seen here. I am really looking forward to being part of things and doing my best to help the team.”

Boss Karl Robinson told us:

“I’ve known about Joe for a long time and I want to thank Blackburn for their help because they have been excellent with us. He has a very good left foot and covers us at left-back, left sided centre-half or in a holding role in midfield. I even saw him play left wing on loan at Grimsby but I don’t think that’s really his best position.

“It’s a good signing for us and with Joe at 21, Luke McNally the same age, Rob Atkinson 22, Elliott Moore 23 and Nico Jones just 18 we have five very talented young players able to play on that left side of defence. That’s exciting and we look forward to seeing how they all develop.”

Joe will wear the number 24 shirt for the U’s.

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