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Oxford sign Histon striker Midson

Jack Midson
Midson joined the Stutes from Bishop's Stortford in January 2008

Histon top scorer Jack Midson has joined Blue Square Premier rivals Oxford United on a professional deal.

The former Stevenage and Dagenham striker, 25, netted 22 goals last term for the part-time Cambridgeshire side.

Midson will leave his job as a tennis coach to take up a two-year, full-time contract at the Kassam Stadium.

He told BBC Oxford: "That was the main decision, I really want to push myself and to see what I can achieve playing full-time and with Oxford."

Midson believes he can form a good partnership with Oxford's 26-goal top scorer James Constable, who he described as a player with a similar industrious work-rate.

And he said the enthusiasm of U's manager Chris Wilder was a major factor in his decision to join.

"I spoke to him several times," he said. "There's an excitement about his voice. He sorted the contract out with other people - he just talked to me about football.

"Hopefully I can help Oxford get out of this league," said Midson, who was out of contract at the Glassworld Stadium.

"I had a good year and a bit at Histon. It wasn't a secret that we threw everything in the box and it helped me to score goals."

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