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Kyran Steps Up

Young winger Lofthouse offered first pro deal with the U's

3 December 2018

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Oxford United are delighted to announce that another of their highly promising young players has committed his future to the club.

18-year-old winger Kyran Lofthouse this morning agreed to sign a two year contract that will see him progress from his second year scholarship this year to become a professional in the summer and step up in to the successful under 23 side.

Able to play on the right wing or at wing-back, Kyran has a bright future as under 18s coach Leon Blackmore-Such told us:

“It’s another big plus for the club to see Kyran offered a professional contract and another endorsement for all the hard work that the coaches are doing with all our age groups. He is quick, has good ability and wants to learn all the time so he deserves the chance to keep developing and hopefully keep progressing through the system here. We are all really happy for him and now it is up to him to keep working hard and see how far he can go.”

Kyran told us:

“It’s what you dream of, so today is a great day for me and my family. I want to thank everyone who has made it possible and also thank Oxford United for giving me this opportunity. I have plenty to learn still but playing in the under 23s has helped me a lot this year and I know I am at a club that really helps give young player their opportunity.

"All I can do is keep trying my best and if I can keep learning then ultimately the aim has to be to try and get a chance in the first team some time in the future.”

See a first interview in iFollow

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