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Death crash goalkeeper signed

Oxford United have signed goalkeeper Luke McCormick, who was jailed in 2008 after killing two children aged 10 and eight having been twice over the drink-drive limit.

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Oxford: Salary cap part of decision to sign McCormick

McCormick (right) pictured playing for Truro in November in his first appearance since jail. Credit: PA

Oxford United chairman Ian Lenagan said the club had "thought long and hard about whether to employ a player with his [Luke McCormick's] background."

He added that McCormick's "clear repentance and the opportunity to allow him to rehabilitate whilst meeting our unique goalkeeping situation within the Salary Cap - which we might otherwise not have been able to do - resulted in our decision to sign him".

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