Newey handed United chance by Waddock

Tom Newey to think over offer

Tom Newey to think over offer

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Tom Newey has been offered an opportunity to stay at Oxford United next season following discussions with Gary Waddock.

The left back was the only senior player not to hold meetings on Thursday, but spent half an hour with the head coach at the Kassam Stadium yesterday afternoon.

Like James Constable, a new contract has been tabled for the 31-year-old, who must now weigh up his options.

Waddock said: “We’ve offered him a deal. Obviously he needs to go home and speak to his family.

“We will have another conversation next week to see where we all are with it.”

Newey was signed last summer after being released by Scunthorpe United.

Only David Hunt and Ryan Clarke started more games than the defender, who played 47 games in all competitions.

While United wait on Newey, they have received answers on contracts put to three young players.

Aidan Hawtin, part of the development squad this season, plus youth team pair James Roberts and Sam Humphreys, have agreed their first professional deals.

The trio have signed one-year contracts, with the U’s retaining an option for a further 12 months.

Hawtin said: “As soon as they told me I knew straight away I was going to take it.

“It was a little bit of a surprise because of the change of manager and you have to impress the new manager.

“Thankfully I’ve done that and earned a contract.

“It feels amazing, it’s hard to explain, but it’s what I’ve dreamt of.”

The 18-year-old from Bicester overcame two serious knee injuries while in the youth squad, and Waddock was full of praise for the way the midfielder has bounced back.

He said: “He’s had a difficult spell here but has a fantastic attitude.

“We’ve given him an opportunity to continue with his career and with the attitude he’s got he gives himself a hell of a chance of progressing.”

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10:02am Sat 10 May 14

Joe1 says...

This will NOT bring the fans back!!! The two full backs were not of a high standard, even for Div 2.
This will NOT bring the fans back!!! The two full backs were not of a high standard, even for Div 2. Joe1
  • Score: 8

12:07pm Sat 10 May 14

dave from witney says...

After the loss and desperate preformance against Accrington, Waddock was quoted in the Mail as saying:..“It will be addressed, make no mistake, because that is not the type of team we want playing for this club.

Team that played
Oxford Utd: Clarke, Hunt (Rose 76), Raynes, Wright, Newey, Williams, Wroe (Davies 63), Ruffels, Potter (O'Dowda 55), Kitson, Constable

So Williams and Wroe have returned to their clubs , the scapegoat appears to be Davies as he is keeping everyone else.

Not the clear out that was promised.
After the loss and desperate preformance against Accrington, Waddock was quoted in the Mail as saying:..“It will be addressed, make no mistake, because that is not the type of team we want playing for this club. Team that played Oxford Utd: Clarke, Hunt (Rose 76), Raynes, Wright, Newey, Williams, Wroe (Davies 63), Ruffels, Potter (O'Dowda 55), Kitson, Constable So Williams and Wroe have returned to their clubs , the scapegoat appears to be Davies as he is keeping everyone else. Not the clear out that was promised. dave from witney
  • Score: 17

1:53pm Sat 10 May 14

MiddleBartonYellow says...

It was never going to be a massive clear out though was it as most of them are still under contract. With the 3 released the 3 loanees gone and the 2 dev squad players gone as well there is plenty of room to bring in 6 or 7 players.

A more creative midfield and a couple of strikers would be a good start.
It was never going to be a massive clear out though was it as most of them are still under contract. With the 3 released the 3 loanees gone and the 2 dev squad players gone as well there is plenty of room to bring in 6 or 7 players. A more creative midfield and a couple of strikers would be a good start. MiddleBartonYellow
  • Score: 2

2:36pm Sat 10 May 14

rsrpyellow says...

dave from witney wrote:
After the loss and desperate preformance against Accrington, Waddock was quoted in the Mail as saying:..“It will be addressed, make no mistake, because that is not the type of team we want playing for this club.

Team that played
Oxford Utd: Clarke, Hunt (Rose 76), Raynes, Wright, Newey, Williams, Wroe (Davies 63), Ruffels, Potter (O'Dowda 55), Kitson, Constable

So Williams and Wroe have returned to their clubs , the scapegoat appears to be Davies as he is keeping everyone else.

Not the clear out that was promised.
My view as well. I know many whom have commented in a similar fashion and are concerned about next season already!
[quote][p][bold]dave from witney[/bold] wrote: After the loss and desperate preformance against Accrington, Waddock was quoted in the Mail as saying:..“It will be addressed, make no mistake, because that is not the type of team we want playing for this club. Team that played Oxford Utd: Clarke, Hunt (Rose 76), Raynes, Wright, Newey, Williams, Wroe (Davies 63), Ruffels, Potter (O'Dowda 55), Kitson, Constable So Williams and Wroe have returned to their clubs , the scapegoat appears to be Davies as he is keeping everyone else. Not the clear out that was promised.[/p][/quote]My view as well. I know many whom have commented in a similar fashion and are concerned about next season already! rsrpyellow
  • Score: 5

4:53pm Sat 10 May 14

EastIlsleyyellow says...

I think that with a bit of confidence restored and a few extra additions, we actually have a rather good defence actually. What we definitely have on here is a bunch of moaning fans that seem to think that they know it all, with too much expectancy but actually offering little support or understanding, Always ready kick a man whilst his down and perhaps the real reason why we finish each season on a poor note. Some of you lot really should move over to Northampton for nest season and give our team a proper chance......now I await the thumbs down, although I expect no more as it seems to be in your DNA.
I think that with a bit of confidence restored and a few extra additions, we actually have a rather good defence actually. What we definitely have on here is a bunch of moaning fans that seem to think that they know it all, with too much expectancy but actually offering little support or understanding, Always ready kick a man whilst his down and perhaps the real reason why we finish each season on a poor note. Some of you lot really should move over to Northampton for nest season and give our team a proper chance......now I await the thumbs down, although I expect no more as it seems to be in your DNA. EastIlsleyyellow
  • Score: 8

5:40pm Sat 10 May 14

South Upper 87 says...

EastIlsleyyellow wrote:
I think that with a bit of confidence restored and a few extra additions, we actually have a rather good defence actually. What we definitely have on here is a bunch of moaning fans that seem to think that they know it all, with too much expectancy but actually offering little support or understanding, Always ready kick a man whilst his down and perhaps the real reason why we finish each season on a poor note. Some of you lot really should move over to Northampton for nest season and give our team a proper chance......now I await the thumbs down, although I expect no more as it seems to be in your DNA.
In one way I agree with your comments re the defence, which looked very good at Plymouth. Providing Mullins comes back as his old self, providing Wright gets his enthusiasm and timing back, providing Newey stops getting yellows in every other game then we could have a good defence. However it puts a lot of pressure on the midfield because both fullbacks are lacking going forward. If we get two really good midfielders in who can cope with not having fullbacks who drive forward, then we may just be OK...But where are those precious midfielders coming from.
[quote][p][bold]EastIlsleyyellow[/bold] wrote: I think that with a bit of confidence restored and a few extra additions, we actually have a rather good defence actually. What we definitely have on here is a bunch of moaning fans that seem to think that they know it all, with too much expectancy but actually offering little support or understanding, Always ready kick a man whilst his down and perhaps the real reason why we finish each season on a poor note. Some of you lot really should move over to Northampton for nest season and give our team a proper chance......now I await the thumbs down, although I expect no more as it seems to be in your DNA.[/p][/quote]In one way I agree with your comments re the defence, which looked very good at Plymouth. Providing Mullins comes back as his old self, providing Wright gets his enthusiasm and timing back, providing Newey stops getting yellows in every other game then we could have a good defence. However it puts a lot of pressure on the midfield because both fullbacks are lacking going forward. If we get two really good midfielders in who can cope with not having fullbacks who drive forward, then we may just be OK...But where are those precious midfielders coming from. South Upper 87
  • Score: 2

10:37pm Sat 10 May 14

Taff Ewe says...

I think that Alfie will be like a new signing for us next season. That tackle really put the frighteners up him. He was winning games by himself at the start of the season. For his sake though he has to shake the nerves and get stuck in again, otherwise his career will be over. Mullins and Whing also missing for big part of the run in. 3 key players that Waddock could not judge properly. Add these to maybe 4 or 5 new faces and the squad will have a different feel about it.

Further to earlier comment re the 2 development spaces freed, that is true but they have already been filled by the 3 kids being signed on. I think that some will be transfer listed. Rose did not offer enough since the beginning of the season and question Raynes.......is he good enough to be our 3rd centre back?

I think that it is key to keep some cash back to strengthen with a big name in January.
I think that Alfie will be like a new signing for us next season. That tackle really put the frighteners up him. He was winning games by himself at the start of the season. For his sake though he has to shake the nerves and get stuck in again, otherwise his career will be over. Mullins and Whing also missing for big part of the run in. 3 key players that Waddock could not judge properly. Add these to maybe 4 or 5 new faces and the squad will have a different feel about it. Further to earlier comment re the 2 development spaces freed, that is true but they have already been filled by the 3 kids being signed on. I think that some will be transfer listed. Rose did not offer enough since the beginning of the season and question Raynes.......is he good enough to be our 3rd centre back? I think that it is key to keep some cash back to strengthen with a big name in January. Taff Ewe
  • Score: 0

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