Former Oxford United goalkeeper Richard Knight has become the latest big-name capture by Didcot Town manager Peter Foley.

Foley, who has used U's legend Alan Judge on a number of occasions this season, has signed Knight as cover for Keith McLoughlin, who has missed most of the season with a serious groin injury.

Although young keeper Jeff Simmonds has been a regular between the sticks at Loop Meadow, Foley has been keen to bring someone else in, and he believes Knight fits the bill.

Foley, who sticks with Simmonds for tomorrow's Cherry Red Records Cup semi-final at Ross Town, said: "Richard has bags of experience, and will be a more than capable keeper at this level."

Knight, who joins former Oxford stars Paul Powell and Mike Ford at Loop Meadow, is set to make his debut at home to Abingdon United on Tuesday.

He joined the U's from Derby County in January 2000, making his debut in a 5-0 home defeat by Bristol Rovers after taking over from South African keeper Andre Arendse and Swede Paul Lundin.

In the 2000/2001 season, he was voted Oxford United's supporters' player of the year, despite a terrible season for the U's, who conceded 100 goals as they finished bottom of Division 2.

He lost his place when new manager Mark Wright brought in Ian McCaldon and was released at the end of the 2001/2002 season.

Foley has also signed strikers Jody McKay from Hook Norton and Scott Taylor, who joins on loan from Banbury United.

McKay, Andy Wallbridge and Andy Marriott are all cup-tied for tomorrow's game.

Andy Cooper (ankle) remains sidelined, while Dwight Ciampoli may return to the reserves on Saturday.

Didcot Town are hosting a sportsman's evening on Thursday, March 18, with special guest speaker ex-West Ham and England 1966 World Cup final hat-trick hero Sir Geoff Hurst.

Tickets are £40 and anyone interested should contact Mark Roberts on 07990 501412, or e-mail him on