Oxford City Stars name Simon Anderson as new coach

Oxford City Stars
Stars finished the Division One South 2010/11 season in ninth place

Oxford City Stars ice hockey team have appointed former player Simon Anderson as their new coach.

Anderson replaces Ken Forshee, who was unable to halt a run of 12 games without a win in the Southern Division One of the English National League.

The Stars are third-from-bottom in the table and only three points above the sole relegation spot.

"It is important we turn things around quickly and it is going to be a tough job," Anderson told BBC Radio Oxford.

"It's never nice when a coach loses his job but I am hoping to take the challenge on.

"I'm hoping to work with the players and get my points across in training as quickly as possible. Only one team goes down and we are obviously hoping it's not going to be us."

A club statement added: "He has a long successful coaching history and brings a lot of experience.

"It is clear Simon is passionate about hockey at Oxford and he is determined to see the team reach the play-offs."

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