BANBURY United manager Andy Whing has signed a new two-year contract.

The former Oxford United midfielder has committed to the Puritans until May 2023, having joined 11 months ago.

Whing has only taken charge of 12 competitive matches in that time, but did guide Banbury to the first round of the Emirates FA Cup for only the fifth time in the club's history this season.

The Oxfordshire side were 18th in the Pitching In Southern League Premier Central when the 2020/21 campaign was halted last November, before it was eventually curtailed.

There is hope that the schedule will be back to normal next season, which is due to start on August 14.

Whing, who made 346 appearances for clubs including United, Coventry City and Brighton & Hove Albion during his playing career, is looking forward to the challenge.

He told Banbury's website: "There is real momentum here and I can’t wait to build on the work that was cut short last season.

"I want more days like the Bury Town (in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round), one for the club’s brilliant supporters to enjoy.”

Chairman Phil Lines added: “We are delighted that Andy has agreed a new deal.

"He made a big impression in the short time we were able to play in 2020 and we are sure there are more good things to come with him as our manager.”