Team-mate tips loan star Hall for a ‘massive’ future

Rob Hall playing for Oxford United
Rob Hall playing for Oxford United

ROBERT Hall continued his magnificent form for Oxford United with two goals and an assist in their win over Plymouth on Tuesday night.

The teenage striker, who lives in Aylesbury, struck his fifth and sixth goals in nine games for the League Two side as they won 5-1.

Both were special finishes with the youngster, who only turned 18 last week, firing the Us into the play-off positions with their crucial first two goals and an assist.

Hall, who will stay with Oxford until November 9, is on loan from Championship promotion favourites West Ham.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce and the club’s academy director Tony Carr have spoken publicly of their high hopes for the former Grange School pupil.

And he has recieved another ringing endorsement this week from his striker partner at Oxford, James Constable.

The forward has enjoyed linking up with the fleet-footed young star and hailed the impact he has made in his short time with the club.

“He is a tremendous player and a joy to train with and play with,” Constable told BBC Radio Oxford.

Hall’s goals have helped fire United up to fifth in the table and Constable, who also scored twice against Plymouth, is predicting big things from the West Ham trainee.

“He has got a massive future ahead of him and for the moment we are just pleased to have him playing for us,” added Constable.