Oxford City have agreed terms with striker Steve Basham.
Basham, 33, scored 43 goals in 168 appearances for the Oxford United and spent last season at Brackley.
After leaving United in 2007, ‘Bash’ joined Exeter City before having spells at Luton and also Hayes & Yeading
“I thought he had signed a two-year deal with Brackley last season, but when I found out it wasn’t the case, I rang him and he agreed to sign,” said Ford.
City's boss revealed that a number of clubs higher up the non-League pyramid had made enquiries about Basham, who will link up again with former Oxford United frontman Lee Steele.
“Steve works in Summertown where he is training to be an accountant and lives in Woodstock, so he ticks the box for us of someone who lives locally,” added Ford.
“He’s a great character and a good lad. We’ve got options up front, with Nick Stanley (from Leamington), Felipe Barcelos and Michael Lyon.
“This year we have some firepower and another good player in our dressing room.
“Steve is technically very good and has fantastic experience. He’s very calm in front of goal and is an excellent all-round player.
“We have lost Dave Savage and Craig McIllwain (both retired) from our wage bill and James Clarke is heading off to play in South Africa
Basham and Steele, joining forces at City