KARL Robinson was thrilled to see Billy Bodin sign a new deal amid interest from elsewhere.

The attacking midfielder has agreed a two-year contract after ending the 2021/22 season in excellent form for Oxford United.

Bodin, 30, scored six goals and provided four assists in his final 14 matches of the campaign after a slow start to his U’s career.

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Highlights included a memorable late winner against MK Dons in April and a classy first-half double in February’s defeat to Bolton Wanderers.

Bodin’s performances caught the eye of other clubs and he was the last United player to agree a new deal, but Robinson was delighted to secure his services.

The U’s head coach said: “The fans could see really quickly what a talented player Billy is.

“Off the field he slotted straight in and is a fantastic pro who bought into the culture of the club very quickly.

“It’s not just his goals, it’s the way he creates things for others around him too.

“He had other options but I am delighted that he sees his future here and wants to be part of where we aim to take this club over the next couple of years.”

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Bodin’s new deal comes after United announced fresh terms for Elliott Moore and Alex Gorrin earlier this week.