The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

SCI­EN­TIST and long-term fan Prof Lionel Tarassenko will add his univer­sity ex­per­tise to Ox­ford United af­ter being ap­pointed to the club’s board.

Tarassenko is head of the De­part­ment of En­gi­neer­ing Science at Ox­ford Univer­sity and has been fol­low­ing the U’s progress for more than 30 years.

“I have been a fan since 1983-84 when I was do­ing my doc­tor­ate at the John Rad­cliffe Hos­pi­tal,” he said. “I have watched the club in five di­vi­sions and have been a sea­son ticket holder since 2002-03.”

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