Oxford United boss Wilder is looking for Hammers win

Herald Series: Rob Hall scored six times in just 12 games for Oxford United Rob Hall scored six times in just 12 games for Oxford United

Chris Wilder is hoping West Ham win today’s Championship play-off final – because he believes it would help Oxford United bring back Rob Hall on loan.

A left-winger is one of the United manager’s top priorities in the transfer market this summer and Hall is high on his wish-list.

The 18-year-old from Aylesbury was a big hit on loan with the U’s last season, scoring six goals in 12 starts during two separate spells.

It coincided with the team’s most productive spell in front of goal and despite his brief stay ended up as the side’s joint third highest scorer.

Wilder, who released winger Oli Johnson this month to free up space in the squad, is keen on bringing Hall back on a season-long loan.

The U’s chief thinks the chances of a deal would be improved if the Hammers went up to the Premier League, where the teenager is unlikely to feature regularly.

He said: “I think if West Ham do go up I think it would be a good option for us and for Robbie because he’s only a kid.

“That’s why we kept that open, it was a difficult one with Oli, but it’s no good us signing him and then we’ve got nowhere to go.

“We’ve got a fantastic relationship with West Ham and you never know regarding Robbie coming in for next season on a long-term loan.

“There have been talks at boardroom level about that, I don’t really want to be talking to (West Ham manager) Sam Allardyce at this stage when he’s got a Championship final to prepare for.”

United are hoping improvements in injury prevention will make them less reliant on loan players next season than they were in this campaign, when it was seen as a factor in the team’s late season slump.

But Wilder is not totally put off and still sees it as a valuable talent pool, with arrangements benefitting all parties.

He said: “Whether it’s Robbie or someone of a similar ilk who’s lurking in someone’s reserve side.

“We sourced Robbie and Lee Holmes (from Southampton) like that, we’ll keep our options open and see what becomes available.

“Deals are there to be done in terms of payment – not only is Robbie getting good experience, West Ham are benefitting from it as well and we’re not having to pay a decent-sized wage.”

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9:41am Sat 19 May 12

DuberryandBeanofan says...

This is good, come on Wilder, pull out all the stops to get your main transfer target. COYY
This is good, come on Wilder, pull out all the stops to get your main transfer target. COYY DuberryandBeanofan

2:42pm Sat 19 May 12

adlibber says...

'we're not having to pay a decent-sized wage'??? Can't have that can we CW? paying someone a decent wage for a job they do. What's next get a few Workfare apprentices? Blinding....
'we're not having to pay a decent-sized wage'??? Can't have that can we CW? paying someone a decent wage for a job they do. What's next get a few Workfare apprentices? Blinding.... adlibber

3:55pm Sat 19 May 12

DuberryandBeanofan says...

adlibber wrote:
'we're not having to pay a decent-sized wage'??? Can't have that can we CW? paying someone a decent wage for a job they do. What's next get a few Workfare apprentices? Blinding....
You really do hate Wilder don't you?
[quote][p][bold]adlibber[/bold] wrote: 'we're not having to pay a decent-sized wage'??? Can't have that can we CW? paying someone a decent wage for a job they do. What's next get a few Workfare apprentices? Blinding....[/p][/quote]You really do hate Wilder don't you? DuberryandBeanofan

4:58pm Sat 19 May 12

dave from witney says...

Well West Ham are back in the Premier,,,,,,,,,so get on that phone.
Well West Ham are back in the Premier,,,,,,,,,so get on that phone. dave from witney

6:58pm Sat 19 May 12

learned says...

Hall is good but is Wilder going to rely on loan players for next season.....again !!
Hall is good but is Wilder going to rely on loan players for next season.....again !! learned

7:20pm Sat 19 May 12

oxyman says...

i am in nottingham and from inside notts county, liam chilvers is a target i have been told, just been released, oufc may have seen him yesterday, oufc car spotted outside.
i am in nottingham and from inside notts county, liam chilvers is a target i have been told, just been released, oufc may have seen him yesterday, oufc car spotted outside. oxyman

8:33pm Sat 19 May 12

yellowhoods says...

oxyman wrote:
i am in nottingham and from inside notts county, liam chilvers is a target i have been told, just been released, oufc may have seen him yesterday, oufc car spotted outside.
Liar!!!!!
[quote][p][bold]oxyman[/bold] wrote: i am in nottingham and from inside notts county, liam chilvers is a target i have been told, just been released, oufc may have seen him yesterday, oufc car spotted outside.[/p][/quote]Liar!!!!! yellowhoods

11:46pm Sat 19 May 12

support your local team says...

Adlibber's comments are childish. I would rather have the club go 'shopping' for players with a careful eye on value for money thanks.
This is positive talk coming from the club - lets hope it translates to action/opportunity.
Adlibber's comments are childish. I would rather have the club go 'shopping' for players with a careful eye on value for money thanks. This is positive talk coming from the club - lets hope it translates to action/opportunity. support your local team

10:47am Sun 20 May 12

northampton yellow says...

well what another season full of promise gone ,go on chris get all them loan signings if thats the best u can get then get out of our club.
well what another season full of promise gone ,go on chris get all them loan signings if thats the best u can get then get out of our club. northampton yellow

11:05am Sun 20 May 12

BigYellowScarf says...

Oh dear. The posts ain't getting any better. We've got Adlibber who doesn't understand the colloquial use of the word "decent" (I'll translate it for you, son: as used by CW it means not "respectable, proper" but "large, substantial"). And we've got northampton yellow who doesn't understand the use of a loan signing as intended for Rob Hall. Do you really think CW or anyone else WANTS the number of emergency loan signings that we saw last season? Obviously he'll be looking as much as possible for the full contracts that we all want to see, but there's nothing wrong with his intended Hall deal, and let's hope it works out, and who knows what it may lead to? Why don't you just wait and see what happens instead of seizing on every glimmer of a chance to whinge?
Oh dear. The posts ain't getting any better. We've got Adlibber who doesn't understand the colloquial use of the word "decent" (I'll translate it for you, son: as used by CW it means not "respectable, proper" but "large, substantial"). And we've got northampton yellow who doesn't understand the use of a loan signing as intended for Rob Hall. Do you really think CW or anyone else WANTS the number of emergency loan signings that we saw last season? Obviously he'll be looking as much as possible for the full contracts that we all want to see, but there's nothing wrong with his intended Hall deal, and let's hope it works out, and who knows what it may lead to? Why don't you just wait and see what happens instead of seizing on every glimmer of a chance to whinge? BigYellowScarf

12:30pm Sun 20 May 12

DuberryandBeanofan says...

BigYellowScarf wrote:
Oh dear. The posts ain't getting any better. We've got Adlibber who doesn't understand the colloquial use of the word "decent" (I'll translate it for you, son: as used by CW it means not "respectable, proper" but "large, substantial"). And we've got northampton yellow who doesn't understand the use of a loan signing as intended for Rob Hall. Do you really think CW or anyone else WANTS the number of emergency loan signings that we saw last season? Obviously he'll be looking as much as possible for the full contracts that we all want to see, but there's nothing wrong with his intended Hall deal, and let's hope it works out, and who knows what it may lead to? Why don't you just wait and see what happens instead of seizing on every glimmer of a chance to whinge?
Very good post Bigyellowscarf, all Yellow fans go on holiday or do something different instead of slating the manager of our beloved club, I for one was very frustrated when Big Sam wanted Robbie Hall back, we missed his invention and skills, him and potter would be amazing!! Goals, Goals, Goals!
[quote][p][bold]BigYellowScarf[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. The posts ain't getting any better. We've got Adlibber who doesn't understand the colloquial use of the word "decent" (I'll translate it for you, son: as used by CW it means not "respectable, proper" but "large, substantial"). And we've got northampton yellow who doesn't understand the use of a loan signing as intended for Rob Hall. Do you really think CW or anyone else WANTS the number of emergency loan signings that we saw last season? Obviously he'll be looking as much as possible for the full contracts that we all want to see, but there's nothing wrong with his intended Hall deal, and let's hope it works out, and who knows what it may lead to? Why don't you just wait and see what happens instead of seizing on every glimmer of a chance to whinge?[/p][/quote]Very good post Bigyellowscarf, all Yellow fans go on holiday or do something different instead of slating the manager of our beloved club, I for one was very frustrated when Big Sam wanted Robbie Hall back, we missed his invention and skills, him and potter would be amazing!! Goals, Goals, Goals! DuberryandBeanofan

1:01pm Sun 20 May 12

CHINNOR YELLOWS says...

Beano came on a season long loan to start with, that worked out well. As for Rob Hall I understand he will go to a higher League club on loan for the season, so lets not get to excited on that one. On Friday it was quoted the Adam Chapman issue would be resolved in next 24 hours, any ideas on what is happening ?
Beano came on a season long loan to start with, that worked out well. As for Rob Hall I understand he will go to a higher League club on loan for the season, so lets not get to excited on that one. On Friday it was quoted the Adam Chapman issue would be resolved in next 24 hours, any ideas on what is happening ? CHINNOR YELLOWS

10:38am Mon 21 May 12

badger86 says...

Hall is not a left winger!
Hall is not a left winger! badger86

5:16pm Mon 21 May 12

Oxford3000 says...

Cw is doing the best with the resources he has and we should respect that. It could be much worse, we could be in the blue square playing those tranny fiddlers (luton). We will make it, it will happen, i have seen the yellows rise and they will again. I love my oxford since i could walk.... I believe....
Cw is doing the best with the resources he has and we should respect that. It could be much worse, we could be in the blue square playing those tranny fiddlers (luton). We will make it, it will happen, i have seen the yellows rise and they will again. I love my oxford since i could walk.... I believe.... Oxford3000

11:13pm Mon 21 May 12

yellowhoods says...

BigYellowScarf wrote:
Oh dear. The posts ain't getting any better. We've got Adlibber who doesn't understand the colloquial use of the word "decent" (I'll translate it for you, son: as used by CW it means not "respectable, proper" but "large, substantial"). And we've got northampton yellow who doesn't understand the use of a loan signing as intended for Rob Hall. Do you really think CW or anyone else WANTS the number of emergency loan signings that we saw last season? Obviously he'll be looking as much as possible for the full contracts that we all want to see, but there's nothing wrong with his intended Hall deal, and let's hope it works out, and who knows what it may lead to? Why don't you just wait and see what happens instead of seizing on every glimmer of a chance to whinge?
Countdown fan no doubt
[quote][p][bold]BigYellowScarf[/bold] wrote: Oh dear. The posts ain't getting any better. We've got Adlibber who doesn't understand the colloquial use of the word "decent" (I'll translate it for you, son: as used by CW it means not "respectable, proper" but "large, substantial"). And we've got northampton yellow who doesn't understand the use of a loan signing as intended for Rob Hall. Do you really think CW or anyone else WANTS the number of emergency loan signings that we saw last season? Obviously he'll be looking as much as possible for the full contracts that we all want to see, but there's nothing wrong with his intended Hall deal, and let's hope it works out, and who knows what it may lead to? Why don't you just wait and see what happens instead of seizing on every glimmer of a chance to whinge?[/p][/quote]Countdown fan no doubt yellowhoods

1:55pm Tue 22 May 12

Major Oxford says...

Wilder out
Wilder out Major Oxford

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