Kitson reveals snubbed offers

New Oxford striker Dave Kitson has revealed he turned down two Championship clubs to drop down to League Two.

Last Updated: 10/07/13 at 15:45

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Dave Kitson: Preferred the U's

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The 33-year-old former Reading forward, who scored 12 times for Sheffield United last season, signed a two-year deal at the Kassam last month and admitted there was strong interest elsewhere.

"I had lots of interest from clubs in a wide range of divisions," he told the Oxford Mail.

"Two Championship teams made me offers, but I felt I wouldn't play much there and would be used more for helping bring on some youngsters.

"That's not me at this stage of my career, I want to be playing every week.

"Oxford really wanted me. They made a big play for me and I was flattered by their interest. Everything ticked the right boxes."

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