Midfielder proud to skipper the U's
United had a new skipper for the first time at Cheltenham on Saturday. Jake Wright’s injury will keep him out for around amonth which meant that midfielder Andy Whing took over the armband for the 2-2 draw with The Robins
“It was the first time I have captained Oxford and it was a big privilege to be asked to do it” Andy told Yellow Player. “I am only keeping it warm for Jake when he gets back but I was really honoured to take it and happy that we got a point out of a tough game.”
United have a vastly experienced side this season and that makes the task of captaining the side easier for the stand-in skipper.
“I don’t need to say anything really” Andy said after a typical battling performance in the engine room. “We have a lot of experience all over the pitch, a lot of good talkers and there is no need for Jake or myself to tell anyone to raise their game or to tell them what they already know really. We all played our part on Saturday and it was a good solid performance.”
United stay unbeaten and now face the other unbeaten side in the division, Chesterfield, at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday. Andy spent time at the Spireites earlier in his career and is looking forward to what should be a fantastic occasion against his former club:
“If you look at our fixtures we have had a tough start and we are still unbeaten so we don’t have anyone to fear in this division. Obviously it is a big game, Oxford fans will come in numbers, Chesterfield will bring a few down here and it is a game for everyone to look forward to.”
Saturday promises to be a huge occasion. Play your part and come along to support The U’s as they take on the league leaders. Call 01865 337533 or visit www.oufctickets.co.uk to book your place. It is cheaper and saves you time if you book in advance, so book early and be part of the Yellow Army.