Rob Hall Pens New Oxford United Deal

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OXFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 30: Rob Hall of Oxford United during the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Shrewsbury Town at Kassam Stadium on April 30, 2017 in Oxford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill – AMA/Getty Images)

Oxford United winger, Rob Hall, has penned a new deal with the club. The 25-year-old has signed a new one year deal, with the club retaining a 12-month extension option.

Hall missed large parts of the U’s campaign with injury but has taken up a ‘pay as you play’ deal, something which will suit both parties.

He has made just six appearances in 18 months with Oxford and has featured just 43 times over three seasons since joining from Bolton Wanderers.

Rob Hall Signs New Oxford Deal

Hall on New Contract

The 25-year-old told the Oxford Mail: “I’m relieved it’s all done now.

“We’ve had it sorted for maybe two weeks now. I’ve just come back off holiday so it was good to do that (before) so I could enjoy my only time off.”

He added: “I didn’t expect (the contract) to be anything like that last one. It was just whether we could agree terms.

“It’s not really a pay cut because if I’m playing then it’s sweet.

“From a business side of things I guess they’re just worried that if I broke down again, with the situation the club is in now I think it’s fair to say they don’t want to be wasting money.”

Going Forward

Oxford United announced at the start of the month they were looking to tie Hall, along with defender, Curtis Nelson, down with new deals.

For Hall, staying with Oxford is a huge achievement. Having battled back after eight months out with injury to make an appearance in the final two games of the season was key.

He added: “I don’t think anyone can take away from me what I’ve done to get where I am now.

“Your family and friends are there for you, but there’s a lot you have to do yourself.

“To be able to find the strength in myself to get through that, I’m more proud of myself.

Karl Robinson said: “It’s exciting because he has overcome a difficult two years and shown tremendous determination and character. He is a long way from where I want him to be but he will work continually with our fantastic sports science and medical team to be the best he can be. This is good news and now we need to keep building on it.”