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SIGNING | Blues sign goalkeeper Mark Oxley

12 July 2016

Oxley joins on a two year deal from Hibernian

Southend United are delighted to announce the signing of goalkeeper Mark Oxley from Hibernian on a two year deal.
Oxley joins Blues after playing over 90 games for the Scottish Championship side during a two year spell with Mark notably scoring on his league debut from a keeping clearance against Livingston.
It isn’t the first time Mark has been snapped up by Phil Brown after the Gaffer signed him in 2008 following Hull City’s promotion to the Premier League.
The 25 year old, originally from Sheffield started his career at Rotherham United before joining Hull City where he spent time on loan at Walsall, Grimsby Town, Burton Albion & Oldham Athletic respectively.
Phil Brown was pleased to work with Mark again, “I paid a fee for Mark when he was a kid at Rotherham and I could see the potential in him from a young age.
“I’ve always kept an interest in him and after having an operation about four years ago he has played over 120 competitive matches at a very good standard of football.
“Bringing in Mark also gives Ted Smith competition for the number one jersey and it’s a nice challenge for us and them to have.”

Oxley is looking forward to team up with the Gaffer again, “As soon as it came to my attention that Southend United were interested it certainly alerted me, when Phil first signed me at Hull City it was more for my development as I was at a young age so to work with him again is great.

I’ve played a lot of games since then and I’ve came to Southend United to show my experience, I can’t wait to get started and do well in a Blues shirt.”

Mark joins subject to receiving international clearance.

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