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Kyle Joseph’s first words after sealing loan move to Oxford United from Swansea City

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Kyle Joseph has revealed that he is delighted to join Oxford United on a temporary basis from Swansea City and cannot wait to get going at the Kassam Stadium.

As confirmed by Oxford’s official website, the League One outfit have signed the forward on a season-long loan deal from the Jacks.

Joseph began his career at Wigan Athletic before securing a move to Swansea in 2021.

The Jacks opted to sanction a loan move for the 20-year-old last summer as he joined Cheltenham Town.

During his time with the Robins, Joseph managed to score four goals and provide two assists in League One before returning to the Stadium in January.

10 occasions in the Championship in the second half of the 2021/22 campaign.

Oxford have now added eight players to their squad over the course of the current transfer window.

As well as signing Joseph and Lewis Bate on loan, the U’s have secured the services of Ed McGinty, Yanic Wildschut, Stuart Findlay, Josh Murphy, Ciaron Brown and Jodi Jones on permanent deals.

Speaking to Oxford’s website following his switch, Joseph said: “I’m delighted to be here and have already sensed a good feeling around the club.

“The team have made a great start to the season so I can’t wait to get going myself and help the team be successful this year.”

The Verdict

This could turn out to be a good bit of business by Oxford as Joseph did manage to demonstrate some glimpses of promise in the third-tier last season.

As well as being directly involved in six goals for Cheltenham, the forward registered 1.5 shots per fixture and won 2.1 aerial duels per game (as per WhoScored).

By learning from Karl Robinson’s guidance, Joseph could potentially improve significantly as a player before returning to Swansea next year.

The forward’s arrival may also force the likes of Matt Taylor and Sam Baldock to step up their performance levels in the coming months which could have a positive impact on Oxford’s fortunes in League One.

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