Sky Bet League One side Oxford United have extended Simon Eastwood’s contract, with a further two years added to his existing contract.

The experienced shot-stopper has hit new heights this season by becoming the number one option, and taking a large role with the fans as their favourite.

The 27-year-old ‘keeper said: “I’m really happy to have got it all sorted and be committing my future to the club. It has gone very well so far and I am enjoying my football. I have a young family so you are always looking for a bit of security for the future but it was all very straightforward because I feel as though this is a club on the up at the moment and I want to be a part of that over the next few years.”

The Rams’ Head Coach, Michael Appleton said: “Obviously I rate Easty.”

“I’ve signed him three times now! He needed a run of games as first choice and has taken that opportunity and got better and better as the season has gone on.He is still fairly young in terms of goalkeepers and I am sure there is still more to come from him. It is great that we will see that in an Oxford shirt.”

“He is still fairly young in terms of goalkeepers and I am sure there is still more to come from him. It is great that we will see that in an Oxford shirt.”

The former Huddersfield youth product failed to make an appearance during his initial spell with Oxford between 2010 and 2011. However, the Luton-born shot-stopper then moved on to Halifax and Portsmouth where he features 73 times combined.

Eastwood finally settled with Blackburn Rovers for two seasons. However, chances proved limited with just twenty appearances before switching to Oxford in June 2016.


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