Oxford City Stars today announced the re-signing of speedy forward Mike Whillock.Â Whillock, 23 has been part of the Stars squad at Oxpens Road for the last 2 seasons after a brief spell in Germany.Â Whillock scored 11 goals in 26 games last season and will be a useful addition to the Stars forward line.
Mike has been spending the close season keeping fit â€“ Mike said â€œIt’s fun to get out on the bike and try out different things in the gymâ€
Coach Anderson added â€œIt’s great to have Mike back. Heâ€™s a great guy to have around. He works hard in all 3 zones and i like his work ethic and grit that he brings. Mike is strong on the walls and in the corners, Heâ€™s always there for his team mates and is not afraid to drop the gloves when needed!â€
Mikeâ€™s reputation as a battler doesnâ€™t show in his statistics where his Penalty Minutes or indeed lack of them hide his feisty style of play.
Whillock added of the upcoming seasonÂ â€œThe squad looks stronger than ever and I can see the players from last season coming back even fitter and more prepared, mentally and physically. Personally I would like to deliver the same quality as last season just more of it, speed, shots & hopefully more goals!â€
Coach Anderson statedÂ â€œI’m looking for more of the same from Mike but I will be challenging him to improve his points production and lead us to help improve our secondary scoring.â€