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Club Connections: Walsall v Oxford

12 January 2018

Ahead of tomorrow's match between Walsall and Oxford, Joshua Bunting profiles four players who have represented both clubs...


David Sloan

The two-time Northern Ireland international played as a midfielder for the Saddlers from 1973 to 1975, making 49 appearances and scoring three goals in the process. While at Oxford, he became the first player from the club to receive an international call up. He passed away in February 2016, aged 74.


Tyler Roberts

The teenage striker had a spell on loan at Oxford from West Brom in 2016/17, making 14 league appearances – all from the substitutes’ bench. He also played in eight cup games, netting twice. Roberts signed for the Saddlers last summer and has so far scored five goals in 15 appearances for the club, including the winner against the U’s in September. If fit, he will no doubt be hoping to make that six this weekend.


Oliver Kearns

Oliver Kearns played for Oxford United in 1981/82. He joined the club from Reading and scored four times before signing for Walsall one season later, scoring 11 times in 38 games. He left a season later to Hereford.


James Constable

Constable signed for Walsall in 2005/06 on loan from Chippenham Town before signing permanently the following season. He made 20 appearances for the Saddlers in all competitions, scoring five times. The striker went to Oxford on loan from Shrewsbury in 2008/09 before the move was made permanent. He scored 67 goals for the club from 2009 to 2014 before leaving for non-league Eastleigh, where he stills plays to this day. 

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