Oxford have completed the signing of defender Harry Worley on a three-year deal.
The 21-year-old was part of Chelsea's squad between 2005 and 2008, but a lack of first-team action saw him loaned out before making the move to Leicester.
Last year he spent the season on loan at Crewe, playing 22 times, and now signs for newly-promoted Oxford on a permanent deal. Worley told the club's official website: "I'm really excited to have signed for Oxford United."
He added: "I followed the club a bit last season, and I know there's a real buzz going on around the place so I'm happy to be a part of that. I know that I'll face a tough battle to get into the side but I'm prepared for that and look forward to showing people what I can do."
U's manager Chris Wilder shares Worley's enthusiasm, saying: "We're pleased to have signed Harry on a contract for the next three years. He's got a good CV and a fantastic pedigree that we feel will stand him in good stead."
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