Oxford United ace Asa hoping to stay

Oxford Mail: In-form Asa Hall wants to stay with ths U's In-form Asa Hall wants to stay with ths U's

Asa Hall is hoping a hot streak in front of goal has done enough to earn a new deal with Oxford United this summer.

The 25-year-old has been one of United’s stand-out performers in recent weeks and scored a stunning goal in the 1-1 draw at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, finding the net with a rasping 30-yard drive.

It took his tally for the campaign to seven, with only James Constable (11) ahead of him.

While a decent return for a midfielder, the most notable factor about the haul is six have come in the last 12 games.

Hall freely admits to being disappointed with his form for most of his two seasons since joining the U’s from Luton, but is delighted to make big strides in the second half of the season.

It could make all the difference when his contract expires and although the former Birmingham City trainee admits staying with the U’s is top of his wish-list.

“I couldn’t have asked for any more, but contracts are for the summer and I haven’t really thought about it at the moment,” he said.

“Given the chance, I’d love to stay. I love it here.

“I think my form’s really good at the moment – the best I’ve played since I’ve been here.

“All I can do is carry that on and stay in the team.

“It’s taken time, but I think I’m playing with more freedom and confidence at the moment. The goals have definitely helped.”

Hall’s eye for goal could prove crucial as the U’s attempt to force their way back into the npower League Two play-off places.

A run of five games without a win has seen them drop out of the top seven, giving Chris Wilder’s side two games to make up the two-point deficit on Crewe.

Southend United visit the Kassam Stadium this Saturday before United complete the season with a trip to Port Vale on May 5.

Hall says the mood in the squad remains positive and is confident a strong finish will keep the club’s promotion hopes alive.

He said: “All we can do is make sure we win our last two.

“We have to believe that six points will get us there, we’ve got two massive games ahead of us.”

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12:11pm Wed 25 Apr 12

Simple man says...

Hope he stays. Apart from Leven at times, Jake Wright and Andy Whing, been one of our better players.

As we've seen though, we do need to improve the squad a bit and get them all playing more consisently to do well next season.
Hope he stays. Apart from Leven at times, Jake Wright and Andy Whing, been one of our better players. As we've seen though, we do need to improve the squad a bit and get them all playing more consisently to do well next season. Simple man

1:45pm Wed 25 Apr 12

gnash21 says...

Asa Hall has grown on me. Wouldn't mind seeing him again next season. Think we need a real workhorse in midfield that has a bit more pace a quality. We don't tackle enough in Midfield and teams sometimes play right through us. Lets get 3 points saturday and go to vale park still with something to play for!

COYY
Asa Hall has grown on me. Wouldn't mind seeing him again next season. Think we need a real workhorse in midfield that has a bit more pace a quality. We don't tackle enough in Midfield and teams sometimes play right through us. Lets get 3 points saturday and go to vale park still with something to play for! COYY gnash21

1:51pm Wed 25 Apr 12

CamView says...

He has got no hope - anybody who scores goals will have to leave! Hall has saved Wilders bacon - without Hall's goals we woul be six points worse off.
He has got no hope - anybody who scores goals will have to leave! Hall has saved Wilders bacon - without Hall's goals we woul be six points worse off. CamView

1:51pm Wed 25 Apr 12

CamView says...

He has got no hope - anybody who scores goals will have to leave! Hall has saved Wilders bacon - without Hall's goals we woul be six points worse off.
He has got no hope - anybody who scores goals will have to leave! Hall has saved Wilders bacon - without Hall's goals we woul be six points worse off. CamView

1:51pm Wed 25 Apr 12

CamView says...

He has got no hope - anybody who scores goals will have to leave! Hall has saved Wilders bacon - without Hall's goals we woul be six points worse off.
He has got no hope - anybody who scores goals will have to leave! Hall has saved Wilders bacon - without Hall's goals we woul be six points worse off. CamView

2:03pm Wed 25 Apr 12

yellowhoods says...

Id like too see hall leave, not good enough simple as that. On a poll I did on the yellows forum, he was one of our worst players.After this weeks defeat which will come, hopefully wilder will go!!!!!
Id like too see hall leave, not good enough simple as that. On a poll I did on the yellows forum, he was one of our worst players.After this weeks defeat which will come, hopefully wilder will go!!!!! yellowhoods

5:37pm Wed 25 Apr 12

YellowArmy41 says...

yellowhoods wrote:
Id like too see hall leave, not good enough simple as that. On a poll I did on the yellows forum, he was one of our worst players.After this weeks defeat which will come, hopefully wilder will go!!!!!
Think Asa deserves a new contract. He has saved Oxford on so many occasions second part of this season and he has done the fans proud. I think that is pretty harsh. Without him the last 10 or 12 games, we wouldn't even be in with a chance at all going into these final two games. I say give him a decent contract, we need players who are prepared to put 100% in when it matters!
[quote][p][bold]yellowhoods[/bold] wrote: Id like too see hall leave, not good enough simple as that. On a poll I did on the yellows forum, he was one of our worst players.After this weeks defeat which will come, hopefully wilder will go!!!!![/p][/quote]Think Asa deserves a new contract. He has saved Oxford on so many occasions second part of this season and he has done the fans proud. I think that is pretty harsh. Without him the last 10 or 12 games, we wouldn't even be in with a chance at all going into these final two games. I say give him a decent contract, we need players who are prepared to put 100% in when it matters! YellowArmy41

8:38pm Wed 25 Apr 12

New Manor rename says...

He's done enough to earn at least a years extension. Sign him up
He's done enough to earn at least a years extension. Sign him up New Manor rename

12:02am Thu 26 Apr 12

RocketMan says...

I think Hall has given an extra dimension. We need midfielder who can score goals. Leven has done this too which is an improvement on last season. But we still need real ball winners in midfield, who can hold the ball up, control the game and distribute the killer pass first time, not after ten goes. Pity we don't have enough fowards out there that can finish and grab more than one goal a game. Sign two halls, Asa and West Ham Hall.
I think Hall has given an extra dimension. We need midfielder who can score goals. Leven has done this too which is an improvement on last season. But we still need real ball winners in midfield, who can hold the ball up, control the game and distribute the killer pass first time, not after ten goes. Pity we don't have enough fowards out there that can finish and grab more than one goal a game. Sign two halls, Asa and West Ham Hall. RocketMan

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