Mark Oxley

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Mark Oxley
Mark Oxley York City v. Hull City 17-07-10 1.png
Oxley playing for Hull City in 2010
Personal information
Full name Mark Thomas Oxley[1]
Date of birth (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 26)[2]
Place of birth Sheffield, England
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)[2]
Playing position Goalkeeper
Club information
Current team
Southend United
Number 1
Youth career
000–2007 Rotherham United
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2007–2008 Rotherham United 0 (0)
2008–2015 Hull City 1 (0)
2009 Walsall (loan) 0 (0)
2010 Grimsby Town (loan) 1 (0)
2010 Grimsby Town (loan) 2 (0)
2012 Burton Albion (loan) 3 (0)
2013–2014 Oldham Athletic (loan) 36 (0)
2014–2015 Hibernian (loan) 35 (1)
2015–2016 Hibernian 34 (0)
2016– Southend United 20 (0)
National team
000 England U18
000 England U20
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:03, 28 December 2016 (UTC).

Mark Thomas Oxley (born 28 September 1990) is an English professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Southend United.

Oxley began his professional career with Rotherham United in 2007 but moved to Hull City a year later. Whilst with Hull, Oxley has spent spells on loan with Walsall, Grimsby Town, Burton Albion, Oldham Athletic and Hibernian. After being released by Hull City in 2015, he signed on a permanent basis for Hibernian. Oxley was capped by both the England under-18 and England under-20 sides.

Club career[edit]

Rotherham United[edit]

Oxley joined Rotherham United as a youngster and was promoted to the club's first team during the 2007–08 season.

Hull City[edit]

After being scouted by several bigger clubs, he joined newly promoted Premier League club Hull City in August 2008 for a fee of £150,000. Oxley became the club's fifth choice goalkeeper, behind Boaz Myhill, Matt Duke, Tony Warner and Tom Woodhead. For the 2009–10 season, Oxley moved up to number four keeper at the KC Stadium, but was to be sent out on loan to Walsall in October 2009. He would only manage to make the bench for The Saddlers, and he departed a month later after failing to make a single appearance. On 25 February 2010, Oxley signed a one-month loan deal with Grimsby Town, becoming the third Hull player to be loaned out to Grimsby that season, following team mates Nicky Featherstone and Jamie Devitt. Oxley would go straight into the starting line up to face Dagenham & Redbridge on 27 February, after replacing regular number one Nick Colgan, who was rested by manager Neil Woods.[3] The game ended in a 2–0 defeat for Grimsby, and when the club's next match against Shrewsbury Town came around, Oxley was dropped to the bench in favour of Colgan.

On Friday 2 April 2010, Oxley rejoined Grimsby for a second loan spell, this time an emergency seven-day loan, following injuries to Nick Colgan and reserve Leigh Overton which left the club without a fit goalkeeper for their clash with Northampton Town.[4] Oxley played in the 2–1 home defeat against Northampton, as well as the Easter Monday 3–2 victory over Accrington Stanley. Both Hull and Grimsby had suffered relegations by the end of the 2009–10 season. Following the sale of Boaz Myhill in the summer of 2010, Oxley was a regular on the bench for Hull in the 2010–11 season.

On 26 October 2012, Oxley went on a month-long loan spell to Burton Albion,[5] Although he had to return to Hull following a broken finger after some good performances for the Staffordshire club.[6] On 12 January 2013 Oxley made his league debut for Hull when he came on as a substitute for Eldin Jakupović in the 3–1 loss at home to Sheffield Wednesday.[7] Oxley signed a new two-year contract with the Tigers on 11 June 2013 following the club's promotion to the Premier League.[8]

In July 2013, Oldham Athletic signed Oxley on a season long loan,[9] but was recalled on 27 March 2014.[10] After spending the 2014–15 season on loan at Hibernian, Oxley was released by Hull City.

Hibernian[edit]

On 28 July 2014, Hibernian signed Oxley on a six-month loan, with a view to extending to the end of the season.[11] Oxley scored with a clearance on his league debut for Hibs in a 2–1 win against Livingston on 9 August 2014, to become the first goalkeeper to score for Hibs since Andy Goram netted against Greenock Morton in 1988.[12] When two of Hull's goalkeepers were injured in October 2014, manager Steve Bruce suggested that Oxley would be recalled to Hull, but this was prevented by international transfer regulations.[13] It was confirmed in January 2015, that the loan to Hibs would be extended to the end of the 2014–15 season.[14]

In June 2015, he signed a two-year contract with Hibs.[15] Oxley was the regular goalkeeper for most of the 2015–16 season, but lost his place to Conrad Logan near the end of the season. He was an unused substitute as Hibs won the 2016 Scottish Cup Final.[16]

Southend United[edit]

Oxley signed a two-year contract with Southend United in July 2016.[17]

International career[edit]

Oxley has been capped at International level for both the England under-18 and England under-20 sides.

Career statistics[edit]

As of 17:53, 23 May 2016 (UTC)[18]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Rotherham United 2007–08 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hull City 2008–09 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010–11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013–14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014–15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Walsall (loan) 2009–10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Grimsby Town (loan) 2009–10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Burton Albion (loan) 2012–13 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Oldham (loan) 2013–14 36 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 43 0
Hibernian (loan) 2014–15 35 1 4 0 3 0 3 0 45 1
Hibernian 2015–16 34 0 5 0 6 0 1 0 46 0
Total 69 1 9 0 9 0 4 0 91 1
Career total 112 1 16 0 10 0 5 0 143 1

Honours[edit]

Player[edit]

Hibernian

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hugman, Barry J., ed. (2010). The PFA Footballers' Who's Who 2010–11. Mainstream Publishing. p. 324. ISBN 978-1-84596-601-0. 
  2. ^ a b "Mark Oxley". Hull City A.F.C. Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 12 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Town Sign Tigers Keeper". Grimsby Town F.C. 27 February 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Oxley Completes Town Move". Grimsby Town F.C. 2 April 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Burton Albion sign Hull's Mark Oxley after Tomlinson blow". BBC Sport. BBC. 26 October 2012. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hull City boss excited by his 'two new signings' Tom Cairney and Jack Hobbs". Hull Daily Mail. This is Hull and East Riding. 23 November 2012. Retrieved 11 December 2012. 
  7. ^ "Hull 1 – 3 Sheff Wed". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 January 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Oxley Signs New Deal". Hull City AFC. 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Mark Oxley: Hull City goalkeeper makes Oldham loan switch". BBC Sport. BBC. 4 July 2013. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  10. ^ "Hull City recall keeper Eldin Jakupovic from Leyton Orient". BBC Sport. BBC. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Oxley Makes Hibs Loan Switch". The Tigers official Website. Hull City A.F.C. 28 July 2014. Retrieved 28 July 2014. 
  12. ^ "Hibernian 2–1 Livingston". BBC Sport. BBC. 9 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  13. ^ "Hibernian: Rules prevent Mark Oxley rejoining injury-hit Hull City". BBC Sport. BBC. 20 October 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  14. ^ "Hibernian extend Mark Oxley loan term from Hull City". BBC Sport. BBC. 8 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015. 
  15. ^ "OXLEY AGREES PERMANENT MOVE". www.hibernianfc.co.uk. Hibernian FC. 29 June 2015. Retrieved 29 June 2015. 
  16. ^ a b Afif, Joe (21 May 2016). "Scottish Cup final: Rangers 2-3 Hibernian". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  17. ^ "Mark Oxley: Hibernian goalkeeper signs for Southend United". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  18. ^ Mark Oxley at Soccerbase
  19. ^ Wilson, Richard (13 March 2016). "Scottish League Cup Final: Hibernian 1 Ross County 2". BBC Sport. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 

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