Southend striker Matt Paterson set for trial at Oxford

Matt Paterson
Paterson joined Southend from Southampton in January 2010

Oxford United have confirmed that Southend striker Matt Paterson will join the club on trial this summer.

Paterson, who bagged six goals in 31 appearances for the Blues, spent time on loan with Stockport last season, scoring three goals in 10 games.

The 21-year-old forward will meet up with the U's squad next week ahead of their pre-season tour of America.

Meanwhile, defender Jake Wright has replaced striker James Constable as U's captain for next season.