OXFORD United have signed James Henry following the winger’s release by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The 28-year-old finalised a three-year deal yesterday and arrived at the club’s pre-season training camp in Portugal this afternoon.

As with the deal for Jon Obika, which was completed last week, United registered an interest in Henry while Michael Appleton was in charge, before his departure led to a delay while Pep Clotet was appointed.

Henry said: “It came up a couple of weeks ago.

“With the new manager coming in it took a bit longer to see the squad and what he needed.

“Obviously I’m delighted to get it over the line and really looking forward to getting going.”

Clotet said: “He has played a lot of football in the Championship and has real quality.

“He knows this league and been successful in it before.

“We look forward to working with him.”

Henry came up against the U’s last October during a season-long loan at Bolton Wanderers, playing in their 2-0 defeat at the Macron Stadium.

He started 16 games to help Phil Parkinson’s side win automatic promotion from Sky Bet League One during the campaign, scoring twice.

It was the third time the former Reading trainee has been part of a promoted side from the third tier, following successes at Millwall and Wolves.

Henry will not feature in this evening’s game against Middlesbrough, but is expected to make his debut against Hull City on Saturday.