KARL Robinson says he is confident Marcus Browne will remain an Oxford United player for the full duration of his loan spell.

The winger has produced a series of eye-catching displays, sparking fears among many supporters that parent club West Ham United may decide to recall the 20-year-old.

But U’s boss Robinson says he is ‘not concerned at all’ – largely because the Hammers have told him how pleased they are with the player’s progression.

Browne signed a season-long loan with United in the summer.

Although injuries hampered the early part of his campaign, his form of late has attracted attention.

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand, who also came through the youth ranks at West Ham, tweeted his encouragement to Browne after last week’s stunning individual show in the 4-2 win over Rochdale.

But Robinson said seeing his players get recognition from well-renowned figures in the game is a big positive.

“I spoke to West Ham the day after the Rochdale game and they’re over the moon with the development of the young man,” he said.

“He’s a very grounded individual. I don’t think he has the belief in the talent he possesses, but he deserves all the credit he is getting.

“He is certainly up there with the best I have worked with.”

But some supporters fear the worst.

George Baldock and Jack Payne are the two most high-profile examples of on-loan players doing well with United and returning to their parent clubs in January.

The former, ironically, went back to Robinson at Milton Keynes Dons.

But the United boss said that was a very different scenario, and not one he expects to be repeated with Browne.

“George Baldock was always coming back to MK Dons after six months,” he said.

“Oxford wanted to keep George, and I think even tried to buy him, but he was never going to stay.

“When he came back, he went on to play 15 times in the Championship – that’s development and how the loan system works for clubs.

“Marcus Browne is on a 12-month loan.

“Yes there are recall clauses in it because most Premier League clubs have that.

“But if Marcus goes back to West Ham and plays under 23 football, that is not development.”

He added: “We always have to treat loan players with an element of fear, because there is always the possibility (of them being recalled).

“But West Ham are delighted with how things are going with him here.

“I am not concerned at all.”