The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Richard Dore

OX­FORD United new boy Alex Mowatt’s aim is sim­ple – to cre­ate goals and play good foot­ball.

The 22-year-old mid­fielder joined the U’s on dead­line day, agree­ing a sea­son-long loan deal, hav­ing failed to nail down a reg­u­lar spot for Cham­pi­onship side Barns­ley.

And the ex-Eng­land Un­der-20 in­ter­na­tional was clear about what he hopes to bring to his new club.

“I like to cre­ate and score goals, but I’d like to think I will work very hard for the team, too,” said Mowatt.

“Any­where cen­trally is my pre­ferred po­si­tion.

“I just want to come and play in a style of foot­ball that I like. That’s my only aim.”

Mowatt joined Barns­ley from Leeds in Jan­uary, but, clearly not con­tent with play­ing back-up, the for­ward has moved south in search of reg­u­lar ac­tion.

“I wanted to start the sea­son play­ing and I had not been do­ing that,” he added.

“The rea­son I left Leeds to join Barns­ley was be­cause I wasn’t play­ing and, at 22, I need to be in­volved.

“You don’t feel part of it, so I am here to play and get back to the form I had a year ago.”

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