Andy Whing eyes Oxford United promotion next season

Andrew Whing
Whing scored two goals in 28 games for Leyton Orient

New Oxford United defender Andy Whing believes the club can win promotion from League Two next season.

Whing, 26, joined United from Leyton Orient on Wednesday and had a brief stint in League Two in 2009/10 when he was on loan at Chesterfield.

"I wouldn't have come here if I didn't think there was a chance of promotion next season," he told BBC Oxford.

"Everything is geared up for that, so with a few more additions hopefully we can push up the league next year."

Oxford finished this season five points below the play-offs in 12th, having won promotion to League Two the previous year.

"It's a fantastic achievement to get to League two last season and then to miss out on the play-offs, it shows the quality of the squad here," said Whing.

"The coaching staff have been telling me about the club and their ambitions, and everything is heading in the right direction and I'm happy to be apart of it."

Whing is Oxford's third defensive signing this summer, following the arrival of Tony Capaldi and Ryan James last week, and the defender is under no illusions he will have to fight for a first-team place.

"It's not just a matter of me walking in to Oxford and playing week in and week out without no competition, it wouldn't be right," he said.

"It's very healthy to have competition for places and I've got to be on my game to play, so I'm looking forward to the challenge next season."