BRIDLE Insurance will end their sponsorship deal with Oxford United at the end of the season.

The Witney-based firm took over from Buildbase as the club’s shirt sponsors in 2010, but have decided this will be the final season.

United chairman Ian Lenagan thanked Bridle for their contribution to the club.

He said: “They told us in plenty of time, which is good and we’ve got lots of time to replace them as sponsors.

“And like Buildbase before them they’ve done a good job for us during that period.

“I’m confident that Oxford United in the next two or three years will get significant sponsors in addition to the ones we’ve got already.”