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    Oxokuba wrote:
    The fact that Constable&Newey are taking their time could be hiding an issue with Waddock's style of management. Apart from Plymouth game the players clearly didn't respond to Waddock's demands and this I think is a concern. I have a gut feeling players still under contract won't leave and there's no money to bring in new blood so it could be a relegation battle next season in front of sub 4k attendances. Lenagan is sinking in my estimations. His apathy will breed apathy. I know it's 3 months till the new season but I just can't see much activity at the club through the summer. Lenagan has placed himself in a catch 22 he needs season ticket revenue but I suspect many fans will want to see new signings and a more ambitious approach from Lenegan before buying one.
    I agree, Waddonk could not inspire a kid in a sweet shop let alone grown men who play for the mighty yellows, i reckon if we dont get a few decent players in, keep the good ones then next season is going to be a disaster as in my opinion his man management skills are lacking."
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Oxford United duo told to make decision by end of week

Oxford Mail: James Constable James Constable

GARY Waddock wants answers from James Constable and Tom Newey about their futures by the end of this week.

The pair were the only players out of contract at Oxford United this summer to be offered new deals last week.

They have spent the weekend considering the terms and Waddock wants a resolution in the next few days so both parties know where they stand.

The U’s head coach said: “Players will want to consider their options, which is fair enough.

“But I also have to consider what I need to do here for this club.

“If you allow it to drag on through the summer it doesn’t help anybody and I would like a quick answer.

“They either want to be a part of it, or they don’t, but saying that I want both of the players here.”

Along with captain Jake Wright, who had an additional season clause activated by the club, Constable was the highest-profile United player out of contract this summer.

The 29-year-old is the longest-serving member of the squad, has been their top-scorer for the last six seasons and is just two goals away from becoming their all-time top marksman.

Newey was only signed last summer, but was United’s first choice left back all season, making 47 starts in all competitions.

Waddock made it clear the ball was in the players’ court and felt the deals were fair.

He said: “In the current climate, the salaries they’ve been offered are good.

“If you look at any football club now you have to be mindful of the figures you are banding about.

“It’s up to the players whether they want to be a part of it.

“We’ve offered them contracts because we want them here, it’s as simple as that.”

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