Dundalk’s top scorer last season – Pat Hoban has put pen to paper on a deal with English League Two side Oxford United.
The striker has been top scorer for the Louth club in the last two seasons and wrote his name into the club’s history books with a record breaking 20 league goals this season and 17 goals the year before.
Having completed the deal that will see him stay at the club for one and a half years with a one year option, he told Oxford’s official website:
“I have been aware of Oxford’s interest for a while. They did their homework and came and watched me a few times and I hear plenty of good things about the club, Michael Appleton and the plans they have for the future.
“I am delighted to sign and now I will just work as hard as I can over the next few weeks, look to settle in and get to know the lads and I will be raring to go when I am able to play in January.”
Oxford boss Michael Appleton had this to say about the capture of the Galwegian:
“He is a goalscorer, but he is also a strong lad, he brings other people into the game and like Chey Dunkley who we brought in yesterday he has a hunger and maybe a point to prove. He came over as a lad at Bristol City and it didn’t work out for him so he has gone home, got his head down and worked very hard to earn another opportunity.
“He will have to be a little patient until January but it is great for us to have the chance to work with him knowing that he is going to be pushing very hard to be in the team in a few weeks’ time.”
Craig Colgan, Pundit Arena