Oxford United winger Joel Cooper has completed the paperwork to rejoin Linfield on loan from January until the end of the season.
Joel joined the U’s in the summer having won the Northern Ireland Football Writer’s Player of the Year award for his performances at Linfield last year.
However his appearances have been limited at the U’s so far and a move back home will help all parties as Karl Robinson explained:
“There have been one or two things back home which Joel needed to sort out and that has made it difficult for him to settle over here. Without going into detail, family has to come first and right now he needs to be back home to get playing regularly again, show what he can do and show everyone what a good player he is.
"So this move works for us, for Joel and for Linfield and we will keep a close eye on how he gets on.”