We are delighted to announce that Ben Jefford has become the second player in as many days to commit to the club for the 2019/20 campaign.
The defender, who really proved his worth at both left-back and centre-half, endured a difficult opening season with the Hoops, which was blighted by a serious injury picked up against Maidstone United. However, with this now behind him, he’ll be a key member of Mark Jones’ plans in the National League North, particularly with his flexibility to play across the back-line.
He made 28 appearances in the 2018/19 campaign, including a particularly impressive four game spell at centre-half covering for the suspended Joe Oastler early in the year.
City boss Mark Jones is once again delighted:
“We’re delighted that Ben has agreed to stay with us. It was a frustrating second half of the season for him after he picked up a nasty injury at Maidstone in the FA Trophy.
But Ben showed what he was about in the previous four to five months, I like the balance he gives the side, he can play left-side, left-back, centre-half and I felt that he was a good influence around the changing room, a good character, and I felt that having him with us next season would be a positive.
We hope that he’s going to repay the faith we’ve shown in him by putting in some good performances next year, and he’s hungry to prove himself.”
Jefford joins Zac McEachran, Craig King and Reece Fleet in the retained list, but there’s plenty more still to be done – watch this space over the next few days!
Updated 12:15 - 23 Jun 2019 by Oxford City FC