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Hill delighted with capture of Oxford United ace striker
EASTLEIGH boss Richard Hill was delighted with the signing of James Constable, saying it sent a message of intent to the Conference Premier.
The former Oxford United midfielder, who led Eastleigh to the Conference South title last season, is confident the striker will again prove a big hit.
‘I’ve spent the past two-and-a-half weeks speaking to James and telling him all about what we are striving to achieve here,” Hill said.
“On the three occasions we’ve met, and during numerous telephone conversations, the subject of money has never been raised.
“In truth, James was keen to stay at Oxford and overhaul the club’s scoring record; a feat that after six years of committed service he was desperate to achieve.
“He was initially holding out in the hope that Oxford would offer him fair terms to stay and do that.
“Oxford’s loss, though, is definitely our gain.”
Oxford United boss Gary Waddock said: “James has been a great servant to this club and a pleasure to work with.
“We respect his decision and wish him well as he moves on.”
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