Tuesday, 5 January 2010

3rd Signing arrives - Anthony Tonkin

Anthony Tonkin today became the third player to be signed with financial support from the 12th Man scheme, following his capture from our BSP rivals Cambridge United. This signing is made at a crucial stage of the season. He is an experienced, talented player who we sure will do well for the club. The fund is expected to contribute a significant amount.

Anthony is described by Cambridge United as an elegant, attacking left-back who is a former England C international. He has played for Yeovil, Stockport, Crewe, Grays Athletic and Forest Green during his career, having signed for Cambridge in the summer of 2008. His transfer from Stockport County to Crewe was for a fee of £150,000.00. Only this weekend he has been regarded as one of the best left-backs in Non-League by the Non League Paper.

The 12th Man Group which includes a cross section of Oxford United fans' organisations are very pleased that the fund has been instrumental in securing Anthony's transfer, and we look forward to seeing him for the Us in weeks and months ahead as we all aim for a successful conclusion to the 2009-2010 season.

Chris Davis, a spokesman for the 12th Man said:

“We'd like to thank all the supporters who have contributed £25,000 to the fund since its inception, a sum massively in advance of what was originally envisaged by the organisers. Anthony’s purchase is now the third squad addition the supporters have helped to fund.

“The 12th Man will continue to grow over the coming months and we encourage fans to continue to raise funds so we can aid the club to sign players of a similar calibre in the future.”

All fans will welcome Anthony and wish him every success in his time at Oxford United.

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