Ex-Oxford United defender Damian Batt comes out of retirement

Damian Batt

Damian Batt

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Former Oxford United defender Damian Batt has returned to football after signing for fellow Sky Bet League Two side Dagenham & Redbridge.

The 29-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the Londoners, who visit the Kassam Stadium on Saturday, August 30.

It is the second time Batt has come back to football after appearing to hang up his boots.

The right back made 177 appearances in four and a half seasons with the U's, before being released last summer.

After turning down several offers, he opted to retire, before days later joining Skrill South club Eastleigh.

After 12 starts Batt had his contract terminated in January, but after six months out of the game he has joined Dagenham, where he had a brief spell in 2004.

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3:05pm Tue 24 Jun 14

dovepe says...

Do we need to know!
Do we need to know! dovepe
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4:00pm Tue 24 Jun 14

oldun says...

What a pity we did not get him rather than the two donkeys who will fill the full back positions next season?
What a pity we did not get him rather than the two donkeys who will fill the full back positions next season? oldun
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6:24am Wed 25 Jun 14

Franco81 says...

Nice. Now that I have been informed what Batt and Leven are doing, can we get some transfer news for Oxford United please. Or maybe we can all look forward to the 6 page special on how Beano and Midson are renewing their partnership at Eastleigh...
Nice. Now that I have been informed what Batt and Leven are doing, can we get some transfer news for Oxford United please. Or maybe we can all look forward to the 6 page special on how Beano and Midson are renewing their partnership at Eastleigh... Franco81
  • Score: 9

7:00am Wed 25 Jun 14

oldun says...

oldun wrote:
What a pity we did not get him rather than the two donkeys who will fill the full back positions next season?
OK, "Stand by yer men " - I fear the worst - and certainly can't see this greatly weakened squad ending in the top half
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: What a pity we did not get him rather than the two donkeys who will fill the full back positions next season?[/p][/quote]OK, "Stand by yer men " - I fear the worst - and certainly can't see this greatly weakened squad ending in the top half oldun
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