U’s Sign Rotherham Defender

Oxford United have made their third signing of the summer with the addition of defender, Peter Kioso.

The 24-year-old joins the U’s from Rotherham, where he had one year left on his contract, and signs for an undisclosed fee.

The former Luton right-back has spent time on loan at Bolton, Northampton and Peterborough in recent seasons.

Speaking for the first time to the club, he said: “I watched a couple of games of the club last season and played against them and I feel like everything I’ve seen from the outside is a family team.

“I want to be part of that, and I feel like we can do something really special.

“The reason I wanted to sign is because it’s a club that knows what direction they want to go in. I want to be part of that as the club have full belief and I do too.

“I want to help the team get stronger. There is a great team here and I need to show the boys why I deserve to be here, and I can’t wait to see the fans next season.”

Head Coach, Des Buckingham, said: “We are really excited to bring in a player of Peter’s ability into our team.

“Peter brings a lot of qualities. He is a player that fits into the profile we are looking for at the right-back position, and he will add to the way we want to play as a team.

“Not only that, but he is also a very good character, so we feel he will add to the level we currently have at the club both on and off the pitch.

“He is the second player that has arrived this summer with Championship experience which is of huge importance as we head into this campaign, and I look forward to working with him.”

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