OXFORD City Stars legend Alan Green will have his No 16 jersey retired this weekend.

The shirt will be permanently displayed at their Oxpens rink, meaning no other player will be able to wear the number.

Stars have decided to retire the number as a mark of respect for Green’s significant contribution to the club.

And he will be joined by former players Dan Prachar and Darryl Morvan, who also wore the No 16 jersey, as special guests for tomorrow’s match at home to Chelmsford Chieftains.

Green retired at the end of last season following a 27-year playing career, which saw him play more than 200 games for Stars.

The former forward is honoured by the club’s gesture and is delighted to be returning to his former home rink.

He said: “I’m really looking forward to it, having your shirt retired is a great honour, especially at Oxpens, which means so much to me.

“I loved playing for Oxford and have so many wonderful memories.”

Green also played at Slough, Swindon and Chelmsford.

But he impressed the most during his time with Stars, winning the English National League Division 2 Championship in 2013, as well as the league and cup double the following season.

Green said: “I’ve been back a few times this season to support the boys and it will be good to see so many friends again.

“I’m very appreciative of all the coaches and players I worked with at the Stars over the years and for the board for doing this for me, Dan and Darryl.”

Stars director Russell Shrives, said: “As a club we believe it is important to recognise achievements and significant contributions to the Stars and respect our history.

“The No 16 shirt has been worn by three players who gave their all to the Stars and particularly Alan who played a remarkable number of games for us.

“I am sure the supporters will enjoy welcoming the trio back as much as we will, and it will be a special Stars occasion for everybody.”