OXFORD City have retained the services of experienced striker Elliot Benyon.

The former Southend United man will return to Court Place Farm next season after agreeing a new contract.

Benyon follows Zac McEachran, Reece Fleet, Josh Ashby and Joe Oastler in committing his future to City and manager David Oldfield was delighted to keep a player with football league experience.

He said: “We are very pleased Elliot has agreed to stay at the football club.

“He brings experience and leadership alongside his football quality.

“Elliot will be an important player to have as we look to progress into the new season and beyond.”

The 32-year-old joined City last October and quickly hit the ground running in Vanarama National League South.

Benyon scored seven goals in 25 games, including an excellent solo effort in January’s 3-2 victory over eventual champions Wealdstone.

The forward bagged his first City hat-trick in the 4-2 Oxfordshire Senior Cup semi-final triumph over Banbury United, just weeks before the season was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.