Oxford United’s Midfield Maestro Nearing Exit
Oxford United’s Spanish midfielder, Alex Rodriguez Gorrin, is on the verge of a significant career move as discussions with Forest Green Rovers advance. The 30-year-old player’s short-term contract with Oxford is approaching its end, priming him for a potential transfer.
Recovery from Injury to New Opportunities
Having suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in December 2022, Gorrin missed a substantial part of the pre-season and is now nearing a return to peak condition. Despite his progress, he hasn’t been a staple in Des Buckingham’s team selections, making only four appearances since his comeback.
Forest Green Ready to Offer Regular Play
With Gorrin’s contract set to expire imminently, Forest Green Rovers appear eager to recruit the midfielder, offering him the prospect of more consistent first-team football. The League Two strugglers are keen to bolster their squad as they fight to avoid relegation.
Free Transfer on the Horizon
The expiration of Gorrin’s contract with Oxford United this month opens the door for Troy Deeney’s Forest Green to potentially secure his services without a transfer fee, an opportunity they are likely to seize with both hands.
Gorrin’s Journey and Impact
Since his free transfer move from Motherwell to Oxford in 2019, Gorrin has been a significant presence for the U’s, clocking up 113 appearances, scoring three goals, and providing three assists. His experience includes stints at Sunderland and Wellington Phoenix.
Forest Green’s Desperate Climb for Survival
Under the new management of Troy Deeney since 20 December, Forest Green Rovers find themselves in a precarious position at the bottom of League Two. With a six-point gap separating them from safety, every new addition is critical. The team looks ahead to their next challenge against Salford on Saturday (6 January).
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