Foster Showing His Preston & Oxford Qualities Then?
Luke Foster, rescued by Simmo from Sheffield Wednesday heartache, then released by Preston NE in the summer was the Oxford United captain the year they returned to the Football League. The hero has started his Sincil Bank crusade in style against a dangerous Woking FC side with an awesome performance that kept a valuable clean sheet as he also took a yellow for the team.
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What is perhaps even more striking is that Foster took a 70% pay-cut to join old mate Gary Simpson the man, mate & manager who resurrected his career after Sheffield Wednesday had deemed him surplus to requirements.
Luke played in a defensive midfield role in a tough away opener and, booking aside he did not put a foot wrong dealy with Williams and Betsy time and again. Andrew Boyce and Nat Brown also had blinders as the Imps put safety first holding back the attacking flair and of course Rowe and Fairhurst ready for The Macc home game on Tuesday.
Foster was quick in the tackle and strong, driving on the team for the entire 90 minutes in a game the Imps could have nicked had they taken their opportunities. Fozzie even had a couple of headed opportunities, but as he would admit himself his goals are rarer than rocking horse manure.
Fozzie rated a 9 as he took the first STMI man of the match award of the season.
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