Jack Midson signs for Barnet

Last updated : 22 March 2011 By Jaybee

Barnet have signed Oxford United striker, Jack Midson on loan until the end of the season. The arrival of Midson is timely with the Bees sorely missing the services of the injured Steve Kabba and a having very limited choice of strikers to support Izale McLeod up front.

Midson is 27 years old and has also had a spell on loan at Southend United this season, where he scored twice in four league outings for the Essex club. He has also scored 7 goals this season for Oxford including a hat trick in their 4-3 win at Torquay in January.

Midson began his career at Stevenage Borough, but had few first team opportunities at Broadhall Way and had a loan spell with Chelmsford City. In 2004, he joined Dagenham & Redbridge but again found it hard to win a first team place, having a loan spell with Hemel Hempstead Town, and moved a year later to Bishops Stortford where he gained a regular first team place scoring 18 goals from 84 appearances. In 2008, he moved to Histon and scored 25 goals in 65 Conference outings before joining Oxford in 2009 and helping them win promotion from the Blue Square Premier back to the football league, appearing in the play-off final at Wembley against York City and having a big hand in Oxford’s opening goal. He has scored 10 goals in 59 appearances for the yellows.