Joe Bennett Signs New Oxford United Deal

Oxford United are excited to announce Joe Bennett has extended his contract with the club, which will see the defender remain for the 2024/25 season.

Bennett joined the U’s on a short-term deal in November, before signing a contract in January until the end of the season, featuring 22 times in all competitions as he helped the club return to the second tier of English football for the first time in 25 years.

The 34-year-old played a crucial role as the club secured promotion to the Championship, starting in all three games in the play-off campaign against Peterborough over two legs and that historic victory against Bolton Wanderers in the final at Wembley.

The experienced left-back is no stranger to the EFL Championship having played much of his career in the second division for Middlesborough, Brighton, Cardiff, and Wigan, as well as Premier League exposure with Aston Villa earlier in his successful career.

Speaking to the club after re-signing, Joe Bennett said: “I am absolutely delighted to remain at Oxford United for this Championship season.

“I have loved every minute of being at the club since arriving in November and I can’t wait to experience this level of football once again, doing so in this exciting period for the club.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity Oxford United gave me back in November and I want to continue to give my maximum to ensure more success in this new campaign.”

Des Buckingham, Head Coach, said: “Joe has been a real influential figure in the team since arriving at the club in November.

“His experience and quality were vital to our push for promotion, and we are all thrilled to have Joe remain at the club for the next season.

“Joe offers this team so much on and off the park, and we look forward to working with him again in what is going to be a really exciting campaign for all at Oxford United.”

Ed Waldron, Head of Recruitment, said: “Joe is an extremely talented and experienced player who quickly established himself as a key player for us last season.

“We were quick to extend Joe’s contract with us last season and we’re delighted to have Joe with us for another year.

“It’s vital we complement the exciting young group we want to build with some proven Championship experience and Joe brings that in abundance.”


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