Oxford United are monitoring Ben Heneghan as they consider offering the free agent a contract to solve their defensive issues.
Karl Robinson’s side have endured a very difficult start to the season and they currently sit bottom of League One having lost six of their opening eight fixtures.
A major reason for their struggles has been defensive problems, with the U’s, who lost influential captain and centre-back Rob Dickie in the summer, conceding on average two a game.
So, many fans feel another option at the back is needed and Sun reporter Alan Nixon revealed on Twitter that they are considering Heneghan.
“Oxford. Taking a look at Ben Heneghan. Been at Wigan but no spaces in squad. Free agent. Centre half. Ex Sheff U.”
The 27-year-old is on a free having left Sheffield United in the summer, although he barely featured for the Blades, instead getting regular minutes out on loan with Blackpool over the past few years.
Oxford have a space in their squad available to sign an out of contract player after they felt they were short following the window closing.
This looks as though it would be a very good move for all parties. Firstly, it’s obvious that Robinson needs another defender in his squad and Heneghan is at a good age and has done well at this level in the past, so he would fit the bill.
From the players perspective, despite Oxford’s struggles this season, they are a good club and they have a squad that should be capable of pushing up the table.
There doesn’t seem to be many obstacles preventing this from happening, so it will be interesting to see if it goes though.
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