Mick Vinter, who was part of Oxford United's Division 3-winning side in 1983/84, has died aged 65.

The striker started out at Boston United under Jim Smith and was reunited with the legendary manager at the Manor Ground.

In between he had featured for Notts County and Wrexham, with United paying the latter £25,000 in 1982.

Vinter scored 14 goals in 53 appearances as the U's came fifth in the 1982/83 season.

Herald Series:

  • Mick Vinter scores in a pre-season friendly against Reading in August 1984

He found the net another 14 times in the following title-winning campaign before being released in 1984, signing for Ian Greaves at Mansfield Town.

Vinter spent the rest of his life in the Nottingham area and died in a nursing home after a long illness.