U’S DEAL WRIGHT FOR JAKE
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.”