Friday, December 16
Excellent news that Reece Oxford has finally signed a new four and a half year contract with the Irons. That should ward off interest from the Manchester clubs for the time being. Slaven Bilic describes the 18-year-old as potentially world-class and Reece should be back training next week after a lay-off with injury. Oxford would certainly give us more options at the back and could potentially replace the ageing James Collins in the squad long term, while's he's also a good option to use as a holding midfield payer. Bilic presumably sold James Tomkins because of his faith in Oxford, so it would be good to see him step up and get some first-team games this season.