U’S DEAL WRIGHT FOR JAKE

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

OX­FORD United cap­tain Jake Wright is ea­ger to wrap up a new deal with the club be­cause he feels he has un­fin­ished busi­ness at the Kas­sam Sta­dium.

Wright was part of United’s 2010 Con­fer­ence play-off win­ning side and has now set his sights on earn­ing pro­mo­tion from League Two.

But the cen­tre-back’s con­tract is up in the sum­mer and while other clubs have shown in­ter­est, Wright in­sists he has no de­sire to move on.

“We’ve been speak­ing to the club and I’ve made it clear I like it here,” the 29year-old said. “I still think I’ve got un­fin­ished busi­ness here. I want to be pro­moted.

“I love be­ing cap­tain here, I get on with the lads and the staff. It’s a mas­sive club which shouldn’t be in this league, and I think with all the changes with the board and the gaffer, it’s go­ing to be a pos­i­tive club next year.

“I’ve had op­por­tu­ni­ties to leave – I could have gone this year or last year, but I’ve never said I wanted to.”

Wright has been club cap­tain for four years and is now ap­proach­ing 250 ap­pear­ances for the U’s.

But Wright re­vealed he was more than happy to wait un­til the end of the sea­son to open con­tract dis­cus­sions.

“The gaffer said first and fore­most we need to get to safety and then we can start dis­cussing with peo­ple,” he added.

“That’s the right thing to do, you can’t hand con­tracts out when you don’t know what league you’re go­ing to be in. Ev­ery­one is in the same sit­u­a­tion, it doesn’t mat­ter whether you’re a young lad or the cap­tain.”

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