City Secure Experienced Central Defender
Charlie Clough Has Signed For Oxford City On A Three Year Deal
The recruitment at Oxford City Football Club has continued with former Barnet defender Charlie Clough joining the club on a free transfer. The twenty-eight year old English defender signed a three year contract with the club, becoming the highest earner at Oxford City with approximately £1,100 (before tax) lining his pockets every week.
Defensive recruitment had been made a priority by Oxford City manager Ryan Ferguson, with Charlie Clough following in the footsteps of Tom Bamford, Kenny Clark and Matthew Young by bolstering the club's defence this summer. Charlie Clough is expected to become a crucial part of Oxford City's defence this season.
Clough began his professional career when he made his debut in the 2007/2008 season for Bristol Rovers, making three league appearances for the club before leaving in 2012. During his time at Rovers, he completed loan spells at Mangotsfield, Chippenham Town, Newport County, Weymouth and Bath City.
National League South side Dorchester Town beckoned in 2012, where Clough played for one and a bit seasons before departing for fellow National League South side Sutton United in 2013. Clough left the club for National League side Forest Green in January 2015, and went on to make his big move to EFL League Two side Barnet in the 2016/2017 season.
Charlie Clough played for National League side Sutton United last season, where he made 20 league appearances, bringing his career league appearance total to an impressive 300, scoring an incredible 29 goals in the process.
Charlie Clough Is An Incredible Defender For This Level Of Football
Charlie David Clough
£1,100 p/w (Until: 30/06/2022)
A signing I'm delighted with. He brings quality in technical and physical ability and has the mental astuteness to make a real difference. He's a leader with good determination who will be a model professional for the football club.
, it seems to be a case of him genuinely wanting to play in a higher league than wanting more money. I won't hold him guilty, as long as he performs.
, I guess there's two sides to that. If he performs well again, there's bound to be offers. If he doesn't perform, why would I want him?
, I can assure you that I will not give him any favouritism because of his part performances. If he doesn't perform, he's in the bin
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