OXFORD City Stars forward Matt Lawday ‘cannot wait’ to wear the club jersey again after signing up for his fifth campaign with the club.

The 31-year-old forward has re-signed for the Stars, having already scored 65 in 111 appearances for the Oxpens side.

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After agreeing to stay with the Stars, Lawday said: “I’m very much looking forward to coming back to Oxford.

“After speaking with Simon [Anderson, head coach] and Shane [Moore, head of hockey operations] the decision was easy.

“The direction in which they and the directors are taking the club is all positive.

“It’s going to be a fun season and I think the fans will like some of the changes.

“I cannot wait to wear once again yellow and blue, and see the fans.”

Oxford Mail: Oxford City Stars’ Matt Lawday. Picture: Fortitude CommunicationsOxford City Stars’ Matt Lawday. Picture: Fortitude Communications

Head coach Anderson added: “I’m pleased to get Matt back for next season.

“Goalscoring is an area we need to improve on for next year and signing Matt will help us in our quest for improvement in that area.

“He scored 12 goals last season in what was a tough league and a challenging time for the club, and I’m sure he will be looking to improve on that tally.

“Matt has a knack of finding areas on the ice where he is hard to pick up and his quick release and accuracy of his shot is a natural skill that he has in his locker.

“I’m excited to have Matt pull on the Stars jersey and work with him again.”