Oxford United have signed Charlie Raglan from Chesterfield on a permanent deal as confirmed by the club website.

The 24-year-old defender is already very familiar with the U’s having had a year on loan with the club last season. He wasn’t a regular for the club during this spell, he only made, 19 appearances, but obviously Oxford liked what they saw and decided to go in and make the deal permanent in the summer.

And now Raglan’s new permanent home will be the Kassam Stadium as he has now signed a two-year deal with the club with the option of another year on top. And it is likely that Raglan will be able to get more time on the pitch this time around as Oxford lost Cheyenne Dunkley earlier this week with the defender electing to move to Wigan Athletic following their relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.

Following signing for Oxford, Raglan said: “I thoroughly enjoyed last season and am looking forward to being here longer term.  The Manager and staff are great and I want to replay the faith they have shown in me by being part of a successful side next time around. The club is always looking to push on and move forward and that is exciting to be involved in.”

His new head coach Michael Appleton added: “Charlie is still only 24 and we feel will continue to progress. He is already a very good defender who is comfortable on the ball and he showed a fantastic attitude last season. He had to bide his time at certain stages but worked hard, stayed positive and did great when he came into the side.”

“He knows we are looking to further strengthen in that area and is up for the challenge, so we look forward to working with him again.”

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