RYAN Williams will stay at Oxford United for the rest of the season after a new loan deal was agreed with Fulham.

The 20-year-old’s initial loan, which began in August, expired on January 1, but he will now stay until May.

After a slow start, the winger has become an important player for the U’s, particularly with Alfie Potter sidelined after ankle surgery.

Williams has scored four goals in 19 appearances this season and manager Chris Wilder was delighted to have extended the arrangement.

He said: “Ryan has really kicked on and that’s through the confidence you get from playing more.

“We’ve got to thank Fulham and I think we’re getting an exciting, positive player for the rest of the season.”