OXFORD United have opted to release five young players when their contracts expire at the end of the season.

Dejon Noel-Williams, Albie Hopkins, Brandon Taverner and Matt Berry-Hargreaves have featured in the club's inaugural under 23 side this season.

The group is completed by defender Freddie Niblett, who has been part of a successful under 18 side.

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Dan Harris, United's academy manager, told the club's website: “I want to place on record my thanks to these five players for their contributions, four of them to our inaugural U-23s programme and Freddie to our under 18 side.

"We wish them well for their future careers.

"Over the next few weeks we will continue to assess our remaining U23s and second year scholars as we make decisions towards next season."