Oxford United have announced the release of five our their first team squad.
Jon Obika Among Five to Leave Oxford United
He managed just five goals in 35 appearances under Clotet and the arrival of Karl Robinson some months after the Spaniard’s dismissal. He made a great start in front of goal in his first full pre-season, though.
Following pre-season however, it has been a disappointing one. Obika only managed to feature for the U’s on 11 occasions, scoring just once before he suffered a serious injury in a behind closed doors friendly with Swindon.
The 24-year-old had managed 56 goals in 121 appearances for the Isthmian Premier Division side, but only managed one appearance for the U’s this season.
The 23-year-old Irish defender signed for Oxford in 2017 but has failed to make an appearance for the club.
Kelleher has had loan spells at Solihull Moors and, more recently, Macclesfield Town, and it could be a possibility that Sol Campbell would want to keep the defender with the League Two side.
38-year-old goalkeeper Scott Shearer will retire at the end of the season after Oxford wouldn’t give him an extension.
The goalkeeper, who arrived at the Kassam in 2017 after leaving Mansfield Town, made just one appearance for the League One side.
Other Out of Contract Players
Curtis Nelson and Rob Hall have been offered new deals with the club, but the former is unlikely to sign an extension.