OXFORD United have announced they will be taking on nine new scholars for the 2018/19 season.

The group were at the club's Roman Way training ground last night to complete the paperwork.

Dan Harris, United's academy manager, said: "We’ve tried to change the profile of our intake a little bit this year to ensure we’re better able to produce players with the profile to play in the manager’s first team.

"We want lads with a burning desire to be excellent - a physicality that can cope with Championship-level football and a comfort level on the ball that is in keeping with the proud traditions of this club.

"We’re excited about what this group might become.”

United's new intake:

  • Max Evans: A goalkeeper who has already featured in the under 18 squads this season
  • Harry Sampford: A wide player/full back from Abingdon who has been in the academy since primary school
  • Viktor Milton: A centre back, signed from West Bromwich Albion
  • Nico Jones: A left-sided centre back, signed from Fulham
  • Leon Chambers-Parillon: A midfielder who has played in the youth set-ups at Luton Town and Aston Villa
  • Jack Stephens: A No 10 who has been attached to United's college programme
  • Fabio Lopes: A Bicester-based centre forward who has been with the club for the last two years
  • Slavi Spasov: A forward/midfield player who has been with the academy for the last three years
  • Jordan Edwards: A No 9, signed from Stoke City