The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE TWO -

OX­FORD United signed Liecht­en­stein goal­keeper Ben­jamin Buchel this week and man­ager Michael Ap­ple­ton is de­lighted to have in­creased com­pe­ti­tion within his squad.

Buchel joined Bournemouth in 2012, but was re­leased by the new Premier League side.

The 26-year-old, 6ft 2in goal­keeper has nine caps for his coun­try since mak­ing his de­but in 2008.

A suc­cess­ful trial at the U’s im­pressed man­ager Ap­ple­ton enough to earn him a con­tract at the Kas­sam.

“He’s a good keeper. We’ve seen him play for Bournemouth and been very im­pressed,” said Ap­ple­ton.

“Sam Slo­combe has done ever so well, but we want him to be pushed all the way, and bring­ing Benji into the club will cer­tainly do that.”

“I’ve en­joyed my time in Eng­land and am re­ally happy to have an op­por­tu­nity here,” said Buchel.

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