Oxford United have allowed teenage midfielder Sam Deering to join Newport County on a month’s loan.
The 18 year old who made 22 appearances for the Club last season as a 2nd year Apprentice is yet to feature in the first team this term.
Deering will hope to be included in the Newport team which hosts Eastleigh in the Blue Square South on Saturday as he looks to build up his match sharpness.
Oxford United Assistant Manager Mickey Lewis believes that the move will benefit all parties. Speaking to BBC Oxford Lewis said:
“He hasn’t played any proper competitive football since December. It will do him so good and hopefully he will come back in a month or so really buzzing.”
Deering broke his leg on Boxing Day in Wilder’s first game in charge and has not played a competitive match in 2009.
He was the U’s stand-out performer in the first half of last season but his spell on the sidelines coincided with United’s revival under Chris Wilder.
However, Wilder is keen to stress that far from pushing the youngster out he remains a key part of his plans:
“He is part of my plans – big time. He’s done great to get over a very serious injury,” said Wilder.
“He will go out and play a few games but when he comes back he will be knocking on the door and he will be putting pressure on the first team.”