OXFORD United have sent striker Patrick Hoban out on loan to Vanarama National League side Grimsby Town until the end of the season.

The Irishman, who has only scored six goals in 53 appearances since making his U's debut just over 12 months ago, will go into the squad to face Forest Green Rovers on Saturday.

Hoban joined Sky Bet League Two side Stevenage on loan for a month in January, but an ankle injury restricted him to one appearance.