OXFORD City Stars received a major boost this week with three senior players returning to the squad for tomorrow’s home clash against Invicta (6.15)

Club captain Darren Elliott is available for the English National League South Division 2 game after serving a one-match ban, while Andy Cox and Mike Whillock both return from the treatment table.

Cox has been deemed fit to play after sitting out the last two weeks with concussion and Whillock has recovered from a broken wrist.

The trio’s return is welcome news for the Stars as they seek to build on their 8-2 victory over Slough Jets to remain in the pack near the top of the table.

Head coach, Kenny Redmond, said: “We benefited from not having a game last weekend, as it enabled some of the players to recover from injuries and niggles.

“Getting three senior forwards back is a big boost.

“They are all big characters as well and having al of them back on the ice in training was an excellent boost.

“Goal difference could be crucial come the end of the season and we felt we could have scored more in the win over Slough.

“So our decision making and being more clinical in front of goal is something we worked on in training.

“Invicta are fighting to move up the table, so we will need to work hard and put in another strong performance.”

Elliott added: “I am raring to get back on the ice, missing just one game hurt, as I don’t like to let anyone down and always want to play a part.

“But the boys did us proud and we are focused on starting to put a run together.”