Former Oxford United midfielder Peter Leven returns to football

Peter Leven during his time at Oxford United

Peter Leven during his time at Oxford United

First published in United News Herald Series: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

PETER Leven is back in football a year after leaving Oxford United.

The 30-year-old has agreed to join Jarrow Roofing BCA as a player-coach.

Leven made 67 appearances in two seasons for the U's before being released at the end of the 2012/13 season.

Injuries hampered his impact towards the end of the spell at the club, but after recovering from the knocks Leven told the Oxford Mail in June he was looking for a return, ideally to combine playing with coaching.

He said: “Football is a tough world and you just need to get on with it and I want to keep going as long as I can.

“I just want to stay in the game, I don’t want to disappear out of the back door.

“I’ve got a lot to offer, on and off the pitch.”

After moving to the north east he has now joined Jarrow, who play in the Northern League - the ninth tier of English football.

He could make his debut on Tuesday night, away to Dunston UTS.

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1:45am Tue 19 Aug 14

Manor Born says...

This is news because? He's an ex-player who scored one great goal and spent the rest of the time sitting on the treatment table. He's hardly an Oxford United legend and nor will he ever be.

Pretty sure the team are playing Morecambe sometime soon. Clearly this is not as important as Peter Leven's dodgy knee and how it's now being used as a goalpost for some northern side no-one has ever heard of.
This is news because? He's an ex-player who scored one great goal and spent the rest of the time sitting on the treatment table. He's hardly an Oxford United legend and nor will he ever be. Pretty sure the team are playing Morecambe sometime soon. Clearly this is not as important as Peter Leven's dodgy knee and how it's now being used as a goalpost for some northern side no-one has ever heard of. Manor Born
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9:19am Tue 19 Aug 14

kibby says...

Clearly a blinkered southerner not to have heard of two excellent non-league sides. Jarrow Roofing, beaten by Didcot Town (local enough for you?) in the FA Vase semi-final in 2005, and Dunston, winners of the Vase in 2012.
Looks a more newsworthy/interesti
ng item than some of stuff that gets aired about OUFC.
Clearly a blinkered southerner not to have heard of two excellent non-league sides. Jarrow Roofing, beaten by Didcot Town (local enough for you?) in the FA Vase semi-final in 2005, and Dunston, winners of the Vase in 2012. Looks a more newsworthy/interesti ng item than some of stuff that gets aired about OUFC. kibby
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