ALFIE Potter is looking to achieve promotion after signing a new one-year extension with Oxford City.

Potter joined The Hoops in December after a spell at Billericay Town.

David Oldfield’s side were fourth in the Vanarama National League South when the season was declared null and void, just two months after Potter arrived.

After signing the new deal, the former Oxford United man says there is ‘unfinished business’ for City this campaign.

thisisoxfordshire: Alfie Potter has signed a new deal with Oxford City. Picture supplied by the clubAlfie Potter has signed a new deal with Oxford City. Picture supplied by the club

He said: “I’m delighted to get it sorted, I really enjoyed my time here last season.

“I feel like there’s a bit of unfinished business with how the season finished last year.”

The 32-year-old said City can build on the form they displayed last time out, and potentially push for promotion this season.

“Without getting ahead of ourselves, we were the form side at the end of the season last year,” he said.

“Hopefully we can keep a few of the boys together and add a few more.

“We’re probably a few bodies short from last season to go the distance, but why not?

“There’s ability in the dressing room, but more importantly than ability, there’s boys who want to go far for each other.

“We’ll take each game as it comes – we won’t be favourites that’s for sure, but I’m sure a few teams will have looked at us last year and expect big things.

“Hopefully we don’t disappoint.”

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Before the campaign gets underway at Braintree Town on August 14, Potter is seeking to get through his first pre-season with the club.

Meanwhile, a ruptured calf meant he did not train when the season ended prematurely in February.

He underwent surgery on that injury and has since been mainly limited to gym work.

That injury, combined with a lack of action before signing for City, means it is a big pre-season for Potter.

He said: “When I signed last season, I hadn’t played a game for 10 months really.

“I was playing catch up a little bit last year so it will be good to get a full pre-season behind me.

“We’ve kept the main bulk of the squad together that was here last year so we’re well placed to hopefully try and achieve something this season.

“We’ve got a few more bodies to get in but the start of pre-season is looking good.”

City got off to a winning start to pre-season with a 2-0 win at Thame United on Saturday.

New strikers Jacob Bancroft and Joe Iaciofano both got off the mark in that one, however attention will soon be turning to Friday’s fixture between City and Oxford United.

Potter played for the U’s, initially on loan, from 2009 to 2015.

He made almost 200 appearances for United, who remember Potter fondly.

His goal in the Blue Square Premier play-off final against York City in 2010 clinched promotion back to the Football League, while he also scored an 88th minute winner against Swindon Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

Tickets are still available for the friendly, which kicks off at 7pm at Court Place Farm.

Supporters are advised that they will need a ticket to access the stadium.

Covid-19 safety protocols will be in place, with the stadium operating at reduced capacity.