Nicky Maynard is training with League One side Oxford United, according to the Oxford Mail.

The 31-year-old left Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen at the end of last season and is training with Karl Robinson’s side to regain fitness and potentially earn a contract.

Maynard has been unfortunate with injuries throughout his career after bursting onto the scene as a youngster. He will be impress Oxford over the coming weeks and get back into the English game.

He started his career at Crewe Alexandra and scored 35 goals for them in 67 games as a youngster which earned him a £2.25 million move to Bristol City in July 2008. Maynard spent three-and-a-half seasons with the Robins and bagged a combined 46 goals.

West Ham United swooped to sign him in January 2012 and he was part of their side who won promotion to the Premier League in 2012. However, his first-team chances with the Hammers were limited in the Premier League and he left them to join Cardiff City.

Maynard was then part of the Bluebirds’ side who won the Championship title in 2013, but played just 4 times that season due to injury. He left the Welsh side 2015 and has since had short spells at Wigan Athletic, MK Dons and Aberdeen.

Oxford boss, Karl Robinson, managed Maynard at MK Dons and is now weighing up whether to reunite wih him. The next few weeks will be important for the rest of Maynard’s career.

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