Oxford United defender Jake Wright signs new contract

Jake Wright
Wright was named Oxford captain this summer

Oxford United captain Jake Wright has signed a new contract with the club.

The one-year extension to his current contract will keep the 25-year-old defender at the U's until 2015.

Wright, who signed for the club in June 2010 after a successful loan spell, has been a key part of League Two's meanest defence this season, playing 14 times.

"It is a massive honour to be captain at a club this big. I have been made to feel at home ever since I came through the doors," said Wright.

Wright began his career at Bradford before moving to Halifax after a successful loan spell there.

He then moved to Crawley and Brighton before joining the U's on loan in September 2009. And following that spell he was offered a permanent deal.

"It is an ambitious club and I really want to be part of what is being built here," added Wright.

"There is a really good buzz about the place right now and we are very together as a squad. I want to play at the highest level I can and would love that to be with Oxford United."

Manager Chris Wilder was equally pleased to see Wright commit his long-term future to the club.

"Jake has been excellent for us," said Wilder.

"He is very consistent and is a great professional on and off the pitch.

"He has been coveted by a lot of clubs, not just in our league, but he wants to be part of what we are trying to build here. We are delighted that he has agreed this new deal."

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