The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By An­drew Law­ton

OX­FORD UNITED de­fender Char­lie Raglan says he is keen to avoid fur­ther dead­line-day drama as the de­bate over his Kas­sam Sta­dium fu­ture rum­bles on.

The 23-year-old signed at the 11th hour from Ch­ester­field in the sum­mer, a loan deal ex­pected to con­clude at the start of Jan­uary.

But de­spite the loom­ing dead­line, U’s boss Michael Ap­ple­ton seems happy to re­tain the cen­tre-back, par­tic­u­larly with the news of Aaron Martin’s sea­so­nend­ing in­jury

With time tick­ing away, Raglan ad­mits the doubts are be­com­ing a frus­tra­tion, de­spite open­ing his spell by play­ing nine suc­ces­sive league games.

“You go through stages of think­ing about it a lot,” he ad­mit­ted. “I woke up on Au­gust 31 and found out I was go­ing there. That’s how quickly it can change.

“It went down to the last day in that win­dow, so I’m hop­ing it doesn’t go to that again.

“I don’t know what the si­t­u­a­tion is here or at Ch­ester­field, I’m lit­er­ally play­ing a wait­ing game.

“But Ox­ford has been one of the best teams I’ve played for in terms of the lads and the set-up.

“It’s sec­ond to none from the man­ager down through all the staff.”

IS­SUES: Char­lie Raglan

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