Scott Shearer joins Oxford United
Last Updated: 16/05/17 5:07pm
Oxford have agreed a one-year deal with veteran goalkeeper Scott Shearer.
Shearer has played over 350 games in a career which has seen him play for clubs such as Coventry, Bristol Rovers, Wycombe, Crawley, Rotherham and Mansfield.
The 36-year-old joins Oxford on a 12-month deal, with a further one-year option available to the Sky Bet League One club, after Mansfield told him they would not offer new terms.
"I'm delighted to be joining a club as ambitious as Oxford," Shearer told the official U's website.
"They were a very strong side last season and everything here is geared towards building on that.
"Obviously I know that Simon Eastwood was player of the year, and deservedly so, but my role is to come in, push him all the way and add a bit of experience around the dressing room. I can't wait to get started."
Oxford head coach Michael Appleton said: "Scott has vast experience and is still an excellent keeper.
"He knows the score: Easty is the number one and we have two talented lads here already in Jack Stevens and Manny Agboola.
"With Scott's arrival it allows us to get those two out on loan and playing games.
"One of the things we talked about is adding a bit of experience to the dressing room, so hopefully he is the first of a few older heads who will be really beneficial to the group as a whole."