Oxford United's new signing Hylton banks on new start

Danny Hylton, seen battling for the ball with Oxford United’s Andy Whing while playing for Aldershot Town in a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie three years ago, can’t wait to link up with his new teammates

Danny Hylton, seen battling for the ball with Oxford United’s Andy Whing while playing for Aldershot Town in a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie three years ago, can’t wait to link up with his new teammates

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Danny Hylton is hoping that Gary Waddock will again get the best out of him after yesterday completing his move to Oxford United.

The 25-year-old striker played under the U’s head coach when he was at Aldershot, and says that his spell at the Recreation Ground was his best in professional football.

Hylton has signed a two-year deal at the Kassam Stadium, and is hoping to put a disappointing campaign behind him.

The 6ft forward made just one appearance for Sky Bet League One side Rotherham, spending part of the season on loan at Bury and AFC Wimbledon.

But Hylton says he is delighted to have completed his move to Oxford, and can't wait for the season to get under way.

“I enjoyed every minute when Gary was my manager before and he was a massive factor in me coming here,” Hylton said.

“He has belief in you and a good style of play. He likes to play good attacking football and hopefully the fans will enjoy it. It’s a fresh start for me and I am really excited – I can’t wait to get going now.”

Hylton scored 48 times in 139 starts for Aldershot, before moving to Rotherham last summer.

However, things did not go well at the New York Stadium, the striker making just one appearance for the Millers at Brentford in October.

A week later, he went on loan to Bury, where he scored twice in seven starts and then in January went to Wimbledon where he netted three times in ten starts.

“I went to Rotherham and it didn’t work out how I wanted it to, but that’s part of football,” he added.

“You can’t predict what’s going to happen and you have to experience the lows as well as the highs. It can only make you stronger.

“I now know what it’s like to not really play for a year and I don’t want to go through that again.”

Hylton, who was handed an eight-match ban in May 2012 after being found guilty of two charges of racial abuse, will link up with his new teammates when they report back for pre-season.

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12:11pm Sat 7 Jun 14

87oufc says...

Wow, it's nice to read a different tone of excitement.
I'm the most excited I've been in a long time for OU.
Wow, it's nice to read a different tone of excitement. I'm the most excited I've been in a long time for OU. 87oufc
  • Score: 6

3:54pm Sat 7 Jun 14

howardl says...

Wait for it , the negative ones will reply.
Wait for it , the negative ones will reply. howardl
  • Score: -7

4:47pm Sat 7 Jun 14

DoctorBob says...

Congratulations on signing a racist.
Congratulations on signing a racist. DoctorBob
  • Score: -16

5:32pm Sat 7 Jun 14

BenkiuGuasu says...

So he's done pretty well generally, but Rotherham don't like him for whatever reason....

I am also concerned about this racism charge.... I think he should be questioned about this ASAP.

Turley had to excuse himself when he joined for having done coke. Being charged with racism is much much worse.

I want a player's statement or something saying how much of a **** he was, and how he will spend the rest of his days trying to redeem himself.

He can't just sweep this ship under the carpet....
So he's done pretty well generally, but Rotherham don't like him for whatever reason.... I am also concerned about this racism charge.... I think he should be questioned about this ASAP. Turley had to excuse himself when he joined for having done coke. Being charged with racism is much much worse. I want a player's statement or something saying how much of a **** he was, and how he will spend the rest of his days trying to redeem himself. He can't just sweep this ship under the carpet.... BenkiuGuasu
  • Score: -15

9:44pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Davos P says...

Let's face it, this signing isn't quite what we're looking for but let's ensure he's given the benefit of the doubt and some big encouragement in his first few games as at the end of the season he'll be judged on his goals.

Hopefully Waddock can get the best out of our players next season and prove the motivational qualities that he promises. Also, hope Waddock is given the resource to press on with rebuilding this threadbare squad. Time to step up IL!
Let's face it, this signing isn't quite what we're looking for but let's ensure he's given the benefit of the doubt and some big encouragement in his first few games as at the end of the season he'll be judged on his goals. Hopefully Waddock can get the best out of our players next season and prove the motivational qualities that he promises. Also, hope Waddock is given the resource to press on with rebuilding this threadbare squad. Time to step up IL! Davos P
  • Score: 10

10:30pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Coyyellows says...

BenkiuGuasu wrote:
So he's done pretty well generally, but Rotherham don't like him for whatever reason....

I am also concerned about this racism charge.... I think he should be questioned about this ASAP.

Turley had to excuse himself when he joined for having done coke. Being charged with racism is much much worse.

I want a player's statement or something saying how much of a **** he was, and how he will spend the rest of his days trying to redeem himself.

He can't just sweep this ship under the carpet....
Seriously mate , are you sure ? What difference would it make , it was ages ago , he's been punished , and paid the price while he was at a different club ! why an earth does it have to be bought up again , LET IT GO !
[quote][p][bold]BenkiuGuasu[/bold] wrote: So he's done pretty well generally, but Rotherham don't like him for whatever reason.... I am also concerned about this racism charge.... I think he should be questioned about this ASAP. Turley had to excuse himself when he joined for having done coke. Being charged with racism is much much worse. I want a player's statement or something saying how much of a **** he was, and how he will spend the rest of his days trying to redeem himself. He can't just sweep this ship under the carpet....[/p][/quote]Seriously mate , are you sure ? What difference would it make , it was ages ago , he's been punished , and paid the price while he was at a different club ! why an earth does it have to be bought up again , LET IT GO ! Coyyellows
  • Score: 22

7:52am Sun 8 Jun 14

Oxokuba says...

howardl wrote:
Wait for it , the negative ones will reply.
bit negative of you isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]howardl[/bold] wrote: Wait for it , the negative ones will reply.[/p][/quote]bit negative of you isn't it? Oxokuba
  • Score: 6

11:39am Mon 9 Jun 14

Dolly76 says...

Coyyellows wrote:
BenkiuGuasu wrote:
So he's done pretty well generally, but Rotherham don't like him for whatever reason....

I am also concerned about this racism charge.... I think he should be questioned about this ASAP.

Turley had to excuse himself when he joined for having done coke. Being charged with racism is much much worse.

I want a player's statement or something saying how much of a **** he was, and how he will spend the rest of his days trying to redeem himself.

He can't just sweep this ship under the carpet....
Seriously mate , are you sure ? What difference would it make , it was ages ago , he's been punished , and paid the price while he was at a different club ! why an earth does it have to be bought up again , LET IT GO !
Couldn't agree more - let it go, there is no point in going backwards. Lets all back him and lets get him started on a positive note.
[quote][p][bold]Coyyellows[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]BenkiuGuasu[/bold] wrote: So he's done pretty well generally, but Rotherham don't like him for whatever reason.... I am also concerned about this racism charge.... I think he should be questioned about this ASAP. Turley had to excuse himself when he joined for having done coke. Being charged with racism is much much worse. I want a player's statement or something saying how much of a **** he was, and how he will spend the rest of his days trying to redeem himself. He can't just sweep this ship under the carpet....[/p][/quote]Seriously mate , are you sure ? What difference would it make , it was ages ago , he's been punished , and paid the price while he was at a different club ! why an earth does it have to be bought up again , LET IT GO ![/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more - let it go, there is no point in going backwards. Lets all back him and lets get him started on a positive note. Dolly76
  • Score: 3

8:10pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Richard Wickson says...

He's a good age, made mistakes when he was younger but has moved OM and hopefully grown up. Looks like he could be a 15-20 goal a season man with the right supply. Let's hope the club back him!
He's a good age, made mistakes when he was younger but has moved OM and hopefully grown up. Looks like he could be a 15-20 goal a season man with the right supply. Let's hope the club back him! Richard Wickson
  • Score: 1

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