Years at the club:
||1982 - 84
|Date of birth:
||Luton Town,Oxford Utd. Chelsea, Hereford Utd.
||England Youth International, Oxford Utd.: Milk Cup Winner 1986
During his career he played for various clubs at all tiers of the League. He was part of the Oxford United team which won the Milk Cup in 1986. He also briefly served as a backup goalkeeper for Chelsea in the European Cup Winners' Cup.
Often referred to as THE JUDGE, After retiring from the professional game Alan worked as a driving instructor and goalkeeping coach at several clubs including Swindon and Oxford, occasionally acting as emergency goalkeeping cover. In 2001 he organised a re-run of the 1986 Milk Cup Final against QPR, for charity.
On 18 March 2003, at the age of 42, he played his first Football League match since leaving Hereford United in 1994. He helped Oxford to a 1-1 draw with Cambridge United, making a vital save in stoppage time. During the 2003-04 season he also made several appearances for Didcot Town. He made a second appearance for Oxford on 6 November 2004, at the age of 44 years and 176 days.
Did you know?
Martin Hicks, 1978-1991
Martin holds the club appearance record. He made 603
first team appearances in all competitions.
Neil Webb, 1978-1982
Neil won 26 full England caps, the FA Cup and
Bill Davies, 1953-1961
Bill totalled 226 appearances for Reading, playing in
every game of the 1958/59 season.
Trevor Senior, 1983-87 / 1988-92
The greatest goalscorer in the club's history, Trevor
scored 191 goals in 362 appearances.