POLICE are investigating an alleged assault on a Worcester City player, thought to be captain Ellis Deeney, following the Conference North match against Oxford City.

The player needed hospital treatment after allegedly being attacked by an opponent outside the dressing rooms in the aftermath of Tuesday’s 0-0 draw at Marsh Lane.

It is believed Oxford officials had to clear blood from the floor after players tussled by the changing rooms.

The incident was reported to Thames Valley Police yesterday.

A spokesman said: “Two men had an altercation in the tunnel at Oxford City FC.

“A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital suffering from a facial injury. We are currently in the process of investigating this assault.”

A Football Association spokesman said: “We are aware of an incident at the game.”

However, the FA will wait for the police investigation to be concluded before deciding if any action is needed.

General secretary Dennis Strudwick confirmed the Conference were “aware of an alleged incident” but said disciplinary action was a matter for the FA.

Worcester vice-chairman Colin Layland declined to comment.

The game ended in stalemate, with Mike Symons having an effort chalked off for offside during the first-half.

George Williams also cleared off the line to deny Adi Yussuf before the break.

The hosts finished the game with 10 men after Alesandro-Adrian Santiago was sent off for a late challenge on Daniel Nti 17 minutes from time.

City travel to West Yorkshire to face Guiseley on Saturday.