James Beadle agrees to join Oxford

Young goalkeeper will move to League One on a season-long loan.

By Charlie Hanson • 23 June 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Beaadle spent the second half of last season on loan with Crewe Alexandra.

Goalkeeper James Beadle has agreed to join League One Oxford United from 1st July on a season-long loan.

The 18-year-old joined us in January 2022 and signed a new contract at the beginning of this year that runs until June 2026.

He spent the second half of last season on loan with Crewe Alexandra, making nine League Two appearances before an ankle injury brought an early end to his campaign.

Men’s under-21s head coach Shannon Ruth said, “James enjoyed a really successful loan spell with Crewe last season, showing he is ready for the step-up to men’s football.

“We’re pleased to see one of our talented young goalkeepers getting the opportunity to show what he can do in League One. Sal Bibbo and Gordon Greer will be keeping a close eye on his progress and we wish him the best of luck for the season.”

Beadle made his England Under-20 debut in May, keeping a clean sheet in a goalless draw with Iraq.