Constable keeping close tabs on Oxford United

James Constable in action at Didcot on Monday

James Constable in action at Didcot on Monday

First published in Sport

JAMES Constable will still keep close tabs on Oxford United’s fortunes despite starting the next stage of his career away from the Kassam Stadium, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

The striker, who left the U’s this summer one goal short of equalling their all-time goalscoring record, is pictured above playing for his new team Eastleigh in a pre-season friendly at Didcot Town on Monday.

He netted twice in a 3-0 victory.

The 29-year-old is beginning to get used to life after Oxford, but will always follow United’s progress under a new manager following the departure of former boss Gary Waddock.

“My decision was made early in the summer and the situation there and the fact that I was offered less, meant it wasn’t going to be possible for me to stay,” he said.

“I made the decision to move from the club and I’m still happy with that decision.”

Constable added: “It was a big part of my career.

“I was there for quite a long time and it’s natural to keep in touch with what’s going on.

“It’s not really for me to comment on, but the club have made a decision and new people have come in.

“I had a brief time with Gary and he was a nice guy. He was unfortunate to have lost his job, but a new guy has come in and I’m sure everyone will give him their best.”

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Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MICHAEL Appleton was hugely proud by the way Oxford United stood up to West Bromwich Albion as a dramatic night saw the underdogs knocked out after a penalty shoot-out.

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10:56pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

OXFORD United put in a magnificent effort as they took West Bromwich Albion all the way to a penalty shoot-out at the Hawthorns.

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WILL Hoskins is champing at the bit to get started at Oxford United and the striker is hopeful he can make his debut at West Bromwich Albion tonight (8).

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11:55am Thu 10 Jul 14

Abingdonox says...

I was one of Beano's biggest fans, but he has moved on and I think we all should including the Oxford Mail. How about some more info about the new regime at OUFC far more relevant now.
I was one of Beano's biggest fans, but he has moved on and I think we all should including the Oxford Mail. How about some more info about the new regime at OUFC far more relevant now. Abingdonox
  • Score: 11

12:32pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Manor Born says...

Abingdonox wrote:
I was one of Beano's biggest fans, but he has moved on and I think we all should including the Oxford Mail. How about some more info about the new regime at OUFC far more relevant now.
Here you go:

http://www.birmingha
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[quote][p][bold]Abingdonox[/bold] wrote: I was one of Beano's biggest fans, but he has moved on and I think we all should including the Oxford Mail. How about some more info about the new regime at OUFC far more relevant now.[/p][/quote]Here you go: http://www.birmingha mmail.co.uk/sport/fo otball/football-news /birmingham-city-dar ryl-eales-shelved-73 79401 Manor Born
  • Score: -1

1:09pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Doctor69 says...

Beano, in yellow and blue, sponsered by Bridle...just like the good old days :)
Good luck James
Beano, in yellow and blue, sponsered by Bridle...just like the good old days :) Good luck James Doctor69
  • Score: 5

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