Oxford United boss Darren Patterson has made his second capture of the summer after signing experienced left back Chris Carruthers.

The Kettering-born 24 year old made over 70 starts for Northampton after progressing through the youth system, and was selected for the England under 20s side before moving to Bristol Rovers in 2005 after a successful loan. He made well over 100 starts for the Gas.

Earlier in the week, Patterson signed former Northampton Town midfielder Joe Burnell.

"Chris is another great pro who has bags of experience considering his age," said Patterson.

"Like Joe Burnell he has chosen us over a number of league clubs and we are really excited to have him join."

Carruthers and fellow new signing Joe Burnell were due to be at the Fun Day today to meet the fans.