Death crash keeper leaves Truro for league club
LUKE McCormick's controversial ten match spell with Truro City came to an end last week when he signed for Oxford United.
The former Plymouth Argyle No1, whose arrival at Treyew Road on a non-contract before Christmas, attracted much unwelcome publicity for the club, made his debut in the npower League 2 side's 1-0 defeat at Southend.
McCormick, 29, was jailed for more than seven years in 2008 for causing the death of two young brothers while drink-driving.
He was released last year and after failing to gain a contract at Swindon Town, following protests by supporters, joined City when the club were in administration.
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His move to City caused a split among the club's fans with some refusing to go to games while McCormick remained with the club and there has also been a hostile reaction from some Oxford supporters.
New City chairman Pete Masters said the club had done "ok" from McCormick's move.
Although he said the terms of the deal were confidential, he revealed they would be playing a pre-season friendly against Oxford United next season.
He added: "At some point a chairman of a football club has to make a decision whereby you are damned if you do and damned if you don't. This moment came for me whilst in a relegation battle 48 hours before playing one of the top teams chasing for promotion in the Conference South League.
"The decision to transfer Luke McCormick was the right one for the future of the club, from my perspective. Only time will prove this one way or the other."