Oxford United have made former Sheffield Wednesday striker Sam Winnall their eighth summer signing.
The 29-year-old forward was released from Sheffield Wednesday in the summer and arrives at Grenoble Road on a two-year deal, with the option of an additional 12 months.
Sam Winnall Joins Oxford United
Career So Far
Despite falling out of favour with the Owls, Winnall was prolific in front of goal for both Scunthorpe United and Barnsley.
He struck 23 times from 45 league appearances as the Iron secured promotion from League Two, before recording double figures with the Tykes during spells in League One and the Championship.
During his time at Barnsley, he won promotion via the League One playoffs and was part of the side that beat the U’s in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final at Wembley.
What Was Said
Speaking to the clubs’ official website, Winnall said: “I spoke to the Gaffer and he really sold the club to me.
“They are a very good footballing side and create a lot of chances so hopefully I can come here and score goals as part of a successful season.”
U’s boss Karl Robinson added: “It was important that we had another experienced striker in the building before the season starts and Sam has scored goals and caused problems for defences wherever he has been.
“It’s an exciting signing and another piece in the jigsaw for us. We look forward to working with him.”
Winnall and Taylor Up Top
With the addition of Winnall, Oxford United now have two solid centre forwards. The signing of Matty Taylor in the summer was a key acquisition, having scored 17 times in all competitions last season while on loan from Bristol City.
Although Karl Robinson doesn’t play with two strikers, the duo will battle it out for the position, with rotation likely to be key as a result of the number of games the U’s will face this season.