OXFORD United have made their first signing of deadline day, bringing Alex Mowatt in from Barnsley.

The 22-year-old midfielder joins on a season-long loan from the Sky Bet Championship side.

Mowatt, who was capped by England at under 20 level, worked with Pep Clotet when the pair were at Leeds United last season.

The U's boss said: "We were interested as soon as we found out there was a possibility of getting him, because we feel he is a player who adds to our creative options.

"He can play in any position in the midfield and although he is still only 22 he has played well over 100 games in the Championship and has lots of experience for his age.

“He is the right type of player for us, one who wants to work hard and be part of what we are building.

"I am sure he will do very well for this club.”

He made 126 appearances for the Elland Road club, before moving to Barnsley in January, where he scored once in 11 games during the second half of the campaign.

But he has only played two games this season, one of which was as a late substitute.