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Bristol City handed blow in Oxford United player pursuit

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Oxford United have decided to trigger a 12-month extension clause on the contracts of integral first-teamers Elliott Moore and James Henry, as per a report from the Oxford Mail.

Moore, who featured 31 times in League One for the U’s last time out, has been a mainstay in Karl Robinson’s side since his 2019 arrival, whilst Henry has surpassed 200 appearances for the third-tier outfit, netting over 50 goals in that time.

Moore is a target at Championship club Bristol City, with the Robins already agreeing a deal to sign Mark Sykes at the end of his contract.

Adding an extra year to his contract could act as a barrier for the Championship outfit who do not possess too high of a budget compared to their divisional counterparts.

The U’s have also offered fresh contracts to Alex Gorrin, Billy Bodin and Slasi Spasov ahead of the new campaign.

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The verdict

Moore has proven during his time with the U’s that he possesses the necessary attributes to justify a move to England’s second tier, however, it remains to be seen if that could come to fruition.

A dominant defender, when looking at both his percentages for ground and aerials duels won, he is also extremely intelligent with his positioning and general play.

Moore is also a composed figure when in possession and progresses with the ball well to start attacks for his side.

Given that it is now a year left on his contract, the U’s may be looking to regenerate a fee before losing him for free next season, so it will be interesting to see how this summer plays out.

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