RAGLAN KEEN TO AVOID DRAMA
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