Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Rob Hall loan extended with 12th Man's support

The 12th Man fund has today agreed to support the seventh player since it was set up, with costs associated with Rob Hall's second month of loan being met from the balance in the fund. The fund's contribution is expected to be between £3,000 and £4,000. Thanks are due to fans for continuing to support the fund. The official club announcement of the loan, released this morning, reads as follows:


Robert Hall has extended his loan period with the U's for a further month.

The West Ham striker was due to return to London at the end of the week following the match with Bristol Rovers, but after discussions with all parties his loan period has now been extended until Wednesday 9th November.

The loan deal has been supported by the 12th Man fund which was set up by United supporters in 2008 to help raise additional funds to bring players to the club.

So far the 12th Man has raised £38,000 and helped with the signings of six players including Jake Wright and stretching back to Jamie Cook.

The 17-year-old from Aylesbury in Bucks joined the club in September and has made five appearances, scoring three times - against Dagenham and Redbridge, Hereford and Aldershot.

Hall has represented England at Under-18 level and was part of the team that won the UEFA Under-17 European Championship.

Manager Chris Wilder said: "Rob has made an immediate impact at the club and he has real talent which he has shown in every match he has played for us. He's chipped in with some vital goals and we're obviously very happy he wants to extend his loan for a further month."

Trevor Lambert, a spokesman for the 12th Man, said: "We are delighted that the supporters, the 12th Man at Oxford United, have once again been able to strengthen the squad by financially supporting the extension of Rob Hall's loan.

"Rob's first month here has been impressive and we wish him well for the second month, starting with Saturday's exciting prospect of the match against Bristol Rovers."

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