FORMER Northampton Town trainee Ben Islam has signed for Oxford City and could feature in their FA Cup first qualifying round tie with Didcot Town later today.
The 18 year-old midfielder of British-Pakistani descent had been a free agent following his release from the League Two club but will be looking to kick on with his career with City who currently lie second in the semi professional Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division 2011-12 (Level 7 in English football pyramid) behind leaders AFC Totton, following six wins from their first nine games.
Oxford City manager Mike Ford is looking forward to Islam’s inclusion in his squad as cover for midfielder Michael Lyons, who strained a hamstring during City’s 2-0 league win over Frome Town on Tuesday.
“He has been with us a couple of times, and he will come into the squad because Michael plays a particular role for us and I am not sure I have anyone in the group who can play the same role,” Ford told Oxford Mail.
“He has a good knowledge of the game and a good technique, so I am sure he will do well.”
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