JACK Payne's loan at Oxford United has been ended early by Huddersfield Town.

The 23-year-old joined in July on a season-long loan deal, but it contained a recall clause in January, which the Premier League side have activated.

Payne made 34 appearances for the U's, scoring seven goals.

United boss Pep Clotet told the official website: "Jack has been a pleasure to work with.

"He has shown a lot of love for the club and for his profession and has given us a lot of good memories.

"He is a very talented footballer and Oxford have shown once again that we can help players to progress.

"On behalf of the club we wish Jack well for the future."

Payne said: "It has been great and I have loved my time at Oxford.

"It was a little bit out of the blue to be recalled but I came in today to say thanks to the players and management for making me feel so welcome and I want to thank the Oxford fans as well.

"They have been brilliant with me and I think it is a club that will continue to move forward.

"It has been fantastic to be a part of it."