Oxford sign Histon striker Midson

16 May 2009 02:54
Histon top scorer Jack Midson has joined Blue Square Premier rivals Oxford United on a professional deal.The former Stevenage and Dagenham striker, 25, netted 22 goals last term for the part-time Cambridgeshire side. Midson will leave his job as a tennis coach to take up a two-year, full-time contract at the Kassam Stadium. He told BBC Oxford: "That was the main decision, I really want to push myself and to see what I can achieve playing full-time and with Oxford." Midson believes he can form a good partnership with Oxford's 26-goal top scorer James Constable, who he described as a player with a similar industrious work-rate. And he said the enthusiasm of U's manager Chris Wilder was a major factor in his decision to join. "I spoke to him several times," he said. "There's an excitement about his voice. He sorted the contract out with other people - he just talked to me about football. "Hopefully I can help Oxford get out of this league," said Midson, who was out of contract at the Glassworld Stadium. "I had a good year and a bit at Histon. It wasn't a secret that we threw everything in the box and it helped me to score goals."

Source: BBC_Sport