United set to win race for Jake

Banbury Cake: Jake Forster-Caskey celebrates scoring for Brighton against Wrexham last season Jake Forster-Caskey celebrates scoring for Brighton against Wrexham last season

Jake Forster-Caskey is set to agree a lengthy loan deal to become Oxford United’s second signing of the summer.

The 18-year-old from Brighton & Hove Albion is believed to have preferred the U’s to fellow npower League Two side Burton Albion.

United boss Chris Wilder has signed Sean Rigg in what has been a very quiet close season so far, but is optimistic a loan move for Forster-Caskey lasting at least six months will be completed imminently.

He said: “We’ve just got to sort out the nitty gritty of the deal now and the two clubs are getting on with that.

“Jake gives us a natural left-footer in there, he’s a really good young, exciting footballer that will get goals.

“It’s important his general play and defensive responsibilities are good, but with the way we play those midfielders have a licence to get in the box.”

Son of former Reading midfielder Darren Caskey, the highly-rated youngster’s pedigree goes further, with ex-Brighton striker Nicky Forster as his step-dad.

After progressing through Seagulls’ youth ranks, his first-team debut came a fortnight after his 16th birthday.

Last season the England Under 18 player made six appearances for the Championship club, scoring twice.

Wilder believes if the loan goes through it will benefit all parties.

He said: “I think everyone’s a winner. Brighton win because he’ll get games, Jake’s going to get vital experience and he wants to go and play, which is really refreshing, and we’re getting a good player for the time he’s here.”

Some supporters were unhappy with the number of loan signings used by the club during an injury-hit run-in to last season, believing the commitment of those on short-term deals did not match the effort of contracted players.

Wilder is keen to avoid the loan market as much as possible next season, but feels a longer-term move is different.

He said: “He’d be our player for several months and if he’s with us from the first days of pre-season he’ll know how the club rolls in terms of mentality, tactical and technical stuff – he’s an intelligent player so he’ll grab that.

“It’s completely different to one-month deals – yes, they can be extended to three, but one usually means one.

“We’re comfortable that with these type of loans, he’s our player for the window.”

United’s pre-season begins today, when the first-team squad report back for fitness assessments.

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9:35am Fri 6 Jul 12

bigchet says...

lets hope it all goes through ok,and that he can have the same impact as robbie hall as we are all in need of a lift at the moment.
lets hope it all goes through ok,and that he can have the same impact as robbie hall as we are all in need of a lift at the moment. bigchet

12:06pm Fri 6 Jul 12

northampton yellow says...

did cw,kt say at the end of last season that we will stay out of the loan market for next season "WELL THAT DID"NT LAST LONG THEN" just the same old S..T different season , another loan player "YIPPIE"
did cw,kt say at the end of last season that we will stay out of the loan market for next season "WELL THAT DID"NT LAST LONG THEN" just the same old S..T different season , another loan player "YIPPIE" northampton yellow

1:24pm Fri 6 Jul 12

horsham says...

northampton yellow wrote:
did cw,kt say at the end of last season that we will stay out of the loan market for next season "WELL THAT DID"NT LAST LONG THEN" just the same old S..T different season , another loan player "YIPPIE"
I'm guessing you'll moan if Oxford don't sign players, you will probably moan if they do sign someone as it will be the wrong kind of player. And then Jake, (if he signs), sounds wrong as well.

He is coming from Brighton as a U18 England International and Oxford already have Jake Wright and Andy Whing...both former Brighton players. I believe Andy was Oxford's player of the season.

Oxford need to fill their team with current and former players...they'll go up!!

Brighton supporter here (no surprise!) but I go to quite a few Oxford matches with my 11 year old son who wears his Oxford shirt with pride.

I hope they do well this season and I think they will.
[quote][p][bold]northampton yellow[/bold] wrote: did cw,kt say at the end of last season that we will stay out of the loan market for next season "WELL THAT DID"NT LAST LONG THEN" just the same old S..T different season , another loan player "YIPPIE"[/p][/quote]I'm guessing you'll moan if Oxford don't sign players, you will probably moan if they do sign someone as it will be the wrong kind of player. And then Jake, (if he signs), sounds wrong as well. He is coming from Brighton as a U18 England International and Oxford already have Jake Wright and Andy Whing...both former Brighton players. I believe Andy was Oxford's player of the season. Oxford need to fill their team with current and former players...they'll go up!! Brighton supporter here (no surprise!) but I go to quite a few Oxford matches with my 11 year old son who wears his Oxford shirt with pride. I hope they do well this season and I think they will. horsham

2:05pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Manor Born says...

northampton yellow wrote:
did cw,kt say at the end of last season that we will stay out of the loan market for next season "WELL THAT DID"NT LAST LONG THEN" just the same old S..T different season , another loan player "YIPPIE"
Never in a month of Sunday's would we be able to sign a player of this quality on a permanent basis. Season-long/long-ter
m loans are extremely different to the short-term loans that blighted the end of last season.

In the words of the Brighton supporting Attila the Stockbroker "Jake is a genius" and Attila doesn't use that term lightly.

You forget that Beano and Jake Wright both arrived on long-term loan deals and both have become permanent signings and key players in the team since their arrivals. Long-term loans can be very favourable to both the parent club and to us. It's not like the player will be here for just a month and then leaving. He'll form part of a stable and consistent team for the duration of his stay be that 6-months, a season or what...

We all want to see the club do well, but you seem to be keen to jump down the throats and criticize the club no matter what it does. We don't have millions of pounds to splash out on the squad. We're trying to operate within a budget that will keep the long-term future of the club secure and safe from the turmoils we experienced throughout the last 2 decades of the 20th Century. The management at the club are ambitious and do want to be successful - they wouldn't be in the game if they weren't. So why not wait and see what happens over the next couple of months before charging in with the massive chip that is on your shoulder.
[quote][p][bold]northampton yellow[/bold] wrote: did cw,kt say at the end of last season that we will stay out of the loan market for next season "WELL THAT DID"NT LAST LONG THEN" just the same old S..T different season , another loan player "YIPPIE"[/p][/quote]Never in a month of Sunday's would we be able to sign a player of this quality on a permanent basis. Season-long/long-ter m loans are extremely different to the short-term loans that blighted the end of last season. In the words of the Brighton supporting Attila the Stockbroker "Jake is a genius" and Attila doesn't use that term lightly. You forget that Beano and Jake Wright both arrived on long-term loan deals and both have become permanent signings and key players in the team since their arrivals. Long-term loans can be very favourable to both the parent club and to us. It's not like the player will be here for just a month and then leaving. He'll form part of a stable and consistent team for the duration of his stay be that 6-months, a season or what... We all want to see the club do well, but you seem to be keen to jump down the throats and criticize the club no matter what it does. We don't have millions of pounds to splash out on the squad. We're trying to operate within a budget that will keep the long-term future of the club secure and safe from the turmoils we experienced throughout the last 2 decades of the 20th Century. The management at the club are ambitious and do want to be successful - they wouldn't be in the game if they weren't. So why not wait and see what happens over the next couple of months before charging in with the massive chip that is on your shoulder. Manor Born

2:52pm Fri 6 Jul 12

BigAlBiker says...

I see Sam Deering has joined Cheltenham on a 2 year deal, seems like CW got that wrong as well as Midson, Green, Bullman etc
I see Sam Deering has joined Cheltenham on a 2 year deal, seems like CW got that wrong as well as Midson, Green, Bullman etc BigAlBiker

2:54pm Fri 6 Jul 12

horsham says...

Manor Born wrote:
northampton yellow wrote:
did cw,kt say at the end of last season that we will stay out of the loan market for next season "WELL THAT DID"NT LAST LONG THEN" just the same old S..T different season , another loan player "YIPPIE"
Never in a month of Sunday's would we be able to sign a player of this quality on a permanent basis. Season-long/long-ter

m loans are extremely different to the short-term loans that blighted the end of last season.

In the words of the Brighton supporting Attila the Stockbroker "Jake is a genius" and Attila doesn't use that term lightly.

You forget that Beano and Jake Wright both arrived on long-term loan deals and both have become permanent signings and key players in the team since their arrivals. Long-term loans can be very favourable to both the parent club and to us. It's not like the player will be here for just a month and then leaving. He'll form part of a stable and consistent team for the duration of his stay be that 6-months, a season or what...

We all want to see the club do well, but you seem to be keen to jump down the throats and criticize the club no matter what it does. We don't have millions of pounds to splash out on the squad. We're trying to operate within a budget that will keep the long-term future of the club secure and safe from the turmoils we experienced throughout the last 2 decades of the 20th Century. The management at the club are ambitious and do want to be successful - they wouldn't be in the game if they weren't. So why not wait and see what happens over the next couple of months before charging in with the massive chip that is on your shoulder.
Excellent positive post Manor Born, well said!
[quote][p][bold]Manor Born[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]northampton yellow[/bold] wrote: did cw,kt say at the end of last season that we will stay out of the loan market for next season "WELL THAT DID"NT LAST LONG THEN" just the same old S..T different season , another loan player "YIPPIE"[/p][/quote]Never in a month of Sunday's would we be able to sign a player of this quality on a permanent basis. Season-long/long-ter m loans are extremely different to the short-term loans that blighted the end of last season. In the words of the Brighton supporting Attila the Stockbroker "Jake is a genius" and Attila doesn't use that term lightly. You forget that Beano and Jake Wright both arrived on long-term loan deals and both have become permanent signings and key players in the team since their arrivals. Long-term loans can be very favourable to both the parent club and to us. It's not like the player will be here for just a month and then leaving. He'll form part of a stable and consistent team for the duration of his stay be that 6-months, a season or what... We all want to see the club do well, but you seem to be keen to jump down the throats and criticize the club no matter what it does. We don't have millions of pounds to splash out on the squad. We're trying to operate within a budget that will keep the long-term future of the club secure and safe from the turmoils we experienced throughout the last 2 decades of the 20th Century. The management at the club are ambitious and do want to be successful - they wouldn't be in the game if they weren't. So why not wait and see what happens over the next couple of months before charging in with the massive chip that is on your shoulder.[/p][/quote]Excellent positive post Manor Born, well said! horsham

3:10pm Fri 6 Jul 12

BigAlBiker says...

Just signed the young guy until January, another short term loan, when will CW realise they dont do us any good.?
Just signed the young guy until January, another short term loan, when will CW realise they dont do us any good.? BigAlBiker

3:39pm Fri 6 Jul 12

thame-yellow says...

yeah becasuse sam dearing really set the world alight at barnet. non league at best for the jumped upl little boy . what he fail again . In cw we trust.
yeah becasuse sam dearing really set the world alight at barnet. non league at best for the jumped upl little boy . what he fail again . In cw we trust. thame-yellow

4:03pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Manor Born says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
Just signed the young guy until January, another short term loan, when will CW realise they dont do us any good.?
A "short-term" loan is classified as a month or three months.

Six months is considered a long-term loan. This is an excellent deal for the club and we get one of the most highly-rated youngsters in the country.

We do not know the full details of the deal. It may be an initial six months with first option on extending that to the end of the season should Brighton wish to loan him out again afterwards.

Maybe you should start looking at the positives this deal brings rather than constantly looking for negatives.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: Just signed the young guy until January, another short term loan, when will CW realise they dont do us any good.?[/p][/quote]A "short-term" loan is classified as a month or three months. Six months is considered a long-term loan. This is an excellent deal for the club and we get one of the most highly-rated youngsters in the country. We do not know the full details of the deal. It may be an initial six months with first option on extending that to the end of the season should Brighton wish to loan him out again afterwards. Maybe you should start looking at the positives this deal brings rather than constantly looking for negatives. Manor Born

5:55pm Fri 6 Jul 12

bigchet says...

interesting that attila the stockbroker was mentioned in a post regarding jake caskey , as i seem to remember him addressing the town hall meeting when we were trying to find ways to survive. he too had been in a similar situation and must be really pleased by what brighton have achieved since so good luck to him.
interesting that attila the stockbroker was mentioned in a post regarding jake caskey , as i seem to remember him addressing the town hall meeting when we were trying to find ways to survive. he too had been in a similar situation and must be really pleased by what brighton have achieved since so good luck to him. bigchet

6:08pm Fri 6 Jul 12

Taffy Duck says...

BigAlBiker wrote:
I see Sam Deering has joined Cheltenham on a 2 year deal, seems like CW got that wrong as well as Midson, Green, Bullman etc
Im sure that he offered Deering a contract, but he wanted to move clloser to family, in fairness and Green did have nearly a full season of games and was awful. He may not be the same in L2.
[quote][p][bold]BigAlBiker[/bold] wrote: I see Sam Deering has joined Cheltenham on a 2 year deal, seems like CW got that wrong as well as Midson, Green, Bullman etc[/p][/quote]Im sure that he offered Deering a contract, but he wanted to move clloser to family, in fairness and Green did have nearly a full season of games and was awful. He may not be the same in L2. Taffy Duck

8:00pm Fri 6 Jul 12

karatavuk says...

He looks like a good player but we need to sign him for the season, not just half.
What happens if he is playing really well but then suddenly goes back?
It could be like Robbie Hall all over again.
He looks like a good player but we need to sign him for the season, not just half. What happens if he is playing really well but then suddenly goes back? It could be like Robbie Hall all over again. karatavuk

8:33pm Fri 6 Jul 12

stephen burrows says...

Looks like an intelligent and wise move by OUFC. However, more appropriate would be for OUFC's youth system to produce its own England U18 international players - its own Jakes. This would also be the way to finance the stadium purchase in the long-term. We need to bang this drum.
Looks like an intelligent and wise move by OUFC. However, more appropriate would be for OUFC's youth system to produce its own England U18 international players - its own Jakes. This would also be the way to finance the stadium purchase in the long-term. We need to bang this drum. stephen burrows

10:45pm Fri 6 Jul 12

OxRoxBox says...

Stephen Burrows - what a sensible idea! Not exactly rocket science but a prudent move - we can become a self financing feeder club like Crewe. Develop and trust the youth, unearth a gem and sell. How will we do that if all we seem to do is rent players.
I hope Jake does really well and goes and gets us in the position to be challenging for promotion by the time he leaves. But but but . . . .
Stephen Burrows - what a sensible idea! Not exactly rocket science but a prudent move - we can become a self financing feeder club like Crewe. Develop and trust the youth, unearth a gem and sell. How will we do that if all we seem to do is rent players. I hope Jake does really well and goes and gets us in the position to be challenging for promotion by the time he leaves. But but but . . . . OxRoxBox

6:07pm Sun 8 Jul 12

stephen burrows says...

Thank you OxRoxBox. However, I cannot understand why Malcom Crosby has just left the club since (I thought) he was supposed to mastermind the youth scouting system. He has stayed for just one year.
Thank you OxRoxBox. However, I cannot understand why Malcom Crosby has just left the club since (I thought) he was supposed to mastermind the youth scouting system. He has stayed for just one year. stephen burrows

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