Oxford United have completed their fourth signing in 48 hours with the arrival of central defender Rob Atkinson from Eastleigh for an undisclosed fee.

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Atkinson, 21, grew up in France before moving to England and working his way up the leagues, including a spell at Basingstoke before he joined Eastleigh. He told Oxford’s official site how pleased he is to get his chance with the U’s on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

“It’s a big move for me and I am determined to make the most of the opportunity. I have worked hard to get this far and I’d like to thank Eastleigh for everything they did for me, but as soon as I heard of Oxford’s interest I knew it was where I wanted to go.

“I know there is serious competition for places here and I know I may have to be patient and maybe go on loan for a while but that is all part of gaining experience and I know I am in good hands here and can’t wait to get started.”

Read more: https://www.oufc.co.uk/news/2020/january/rob-atkinson-signs/