Oxford United Weekly Round-Up: Wycombe Wanderers Stalemate in League One

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Oxford United played out a goalless draw with Wycombe Wanderers this week. Elsewhere, two of the club’s youngsters have been sent out on loan, James Henry was shortlisted for Player of the Month and Cameron Brannagan has spoken about his transfer links with Blackpool.

Oxford United Weekly Round-Up: Wycombe Stalemate in League One Clash

U’s Youngsters Head Out on Loan

Oxford youngsters Tyler Goodrham and Michael Elechi have joined Hayes and Yeading United and Chippenham Town on a one-month loan.

Goodrham, who made his full debut last week in a Football League Trophy match against Cambridge United, has managed just two senior appearances for the club since coming on as a substitute against Crawley Town in the same competition in 2019.

As for Elechi, the left-back has managed three senior appearances for the U’s, also in the Football League Trophy.

Henry Nominated for Player of the Month

On Wednesday, U’s midfielder James Henry was shortlisted for the League One Player of the Month. The 32-year-old scored four times from four league games, including a hat-trick against Lincoln City.

However, the award went to Morecambe striker, Cole Stockton. The forward also netted four times on top of a further two for the Shrimps in the Carabao Cup.

Brannagan on Blackpool

During the summer transfer window, Oxford United rejected an offer for midfielder Cameron Brannagan. Now, the 25-year-old has spoken publicly about the links and hopes to secure promotion with the U’s at the third attempt.

Speaking to the Oxford Mail, he said: “I had a conversation with the manager and obviously that stays between us.

“I wanted to stay and be successful with this team, we’ve been so close and it’s been frustrating.

“Hopefully we can go one further and get over that line.

“We’ve been so close and it burns inside me because you want to get to that next level so bad. I know everybody else does.

“We’ve started better this season and hopefully we can keep winning.”

He added: “I have a good connection with the fans and they know how much I love playing here. I know they love me being here too.

“Once we had the conversation, I knew straight away that my only focus is to get promoted with this side.”

Oxford United Held by the Chairboys

Oxford’s latest game ended in a goalless draw with Wycombe Wanderers the visitors to Grenoble Road.

The U’s dominated possession and created more chances than Gareth Ainsworth’s side but the two clubs played out a stalemate for the first time since 2011.

For Oxford, it was just a second clean sheet of the season and it leaves them tenth in League One after seven games.

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