OXFORD City Stars assistant coach Scott Gough is “loving life” back at Oxpens

The club legend re-joined in the summer following a near 20-year playing career.

“I love it here,” he said.

“I always said that one day I would stop playing and at which point I would help and get involved in coaching.

“I am probably going to play one more year in my recreational team though!

“It is the first step on the coaching ladder which is key – and I am looking to get all of my badges.

“I’m hoping to spend many more years here helping Oxford in some shape or form.”

Last year Gough, who played 222 times for the club – starting in 1986 – was voted by fans as the all-time club legend and had a stand named after him.

Meanwhile, he was full of praise for youngster Jason Ikin, after he scored against Slough on his second senior career appearance.

The 20-year-old was also voted man-of-the match for a performance beyond his years.

The Australian stepped up following a spate of injuries to key players and made his mark.

Gough said: “Jason is eager and keen and he just wants to play.

“He is always asking in training ‘what shall I do and how can I improve?’

“Jason did all the things that we asked of him.

“He’s a great kid and has a great future.”