FORMER Town, Everton and Sunderland midfielder John Oster has agreed to play in our Youth fundraising game at the end of the month.
Oster, who was a product of our youth system, caught the eye of Premier League side Everton who paid £1.5 million for him during the summer of 1997.
Two years later he was sold to Sunderland where he remained until 2005. Whilst with The Black Cats he spent time on loan with Barnsley before returning to Blundell Park for two separate loan spells during the 2002–03 season.
He later moved on loan to Leeds United before joining Burnley permanently. His stay with Burnley was brief and moved to Reading where he helped them earn promotion to the Premier League for the first time, in 2008 he moved to Crystal Palace where he remained for a year before transferring to Doncaster Rovers.
During his career, Oster represented Wales at international level, where he earned 13 caps between 1997 and 2004.
The game will take place on Sunday 28th February, with a 2pm kick-off.
V.I.P passes are available for the game. A V.I.P pass gives you admission to the game, a post match buffet, and a chance to meet the players in McMenemy's.
These passes are just £10 each and are available from the Blundell Park Ticket Office or by clicking here and purchasing online.
The Chairman's team will be made up of the following: Andy Warrington, Lloyd Griffith, Dave Smith, Gary Croft, Paul Hurst, Chris Doig, Justin Whittle, Paul Groves, Wayne Burnett, John Oster, Alan Lamb, Paul Wilkinson, John Fenty, Lee Mullen, Andrew Newman.