OXFORD United winger Jodi Jones has received his first Malta call-up.

The 24-year-old is in the squad for the games against Estonia on September 23 and Israel four days later.

He joins up with Malta next Monday and will miss United’s Sky Bet League One clash with Fleetwood Town on September 24.

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Jones told the club's official website: “I am really happy to be part of Malta’s plans.

"My family is so proud of me getting the call up and I am really looking forward to meeting up with the squad and being involved.”

The Maltese Football Association applied for Jones to receive a passport earlier this summer, with the former Coventry City forward eligible to represent the country through his father.

The summer signing has made three U’s appearances since his arrival, which followed a successful trial period.

United intended to send Jones out on loan before the closure of the transfer window but decided to keep him at the club due to injuries in the squad.

Malta are second in League D Group 2 of the Nations League, level on points with table-toppers Estonia.

The country is ranked 169 in the world, between Bermuda and Puerto Rico.