CIARON Brown says the return of Kyle Edwards to the Oxford United team will be ‘massive’ for the club.

Ipswich Town loanee Edwards came off the bench in the defeat at Cheltenham Town, for his first appearance since suffering a hamstring injury during training at the end of September.

The winger was a summer deadline day arrival, and notched two goals in four games prior to his injury.

Brown said: “We’ve seen him briefly, but we know how good he is and how direct he is.

“We know he can chip in with goals and it’s massive to have someone like that back.

“Marcus Browne isn’t too far away either, and to do as well as we did, and to still have them two players to come back and add more competition to the side, is massive.”

Reflecting on the loss against the Robins, Brown lamented the U’s being unable to get to grips with the direct nature of Darrell Clarke’s side.

“I think we came into the game very positive and on a high to be honest,” said Brown.

“We know the levels we can reach, but we weren’t good enough and everybody knows that.

“They’re a direct team and worked on our mistakes. In previous games similar to that, we’ve been able to settle the game down and control it.

“Once they scored, it’s their game plan to make it harder for us.”

Next up for United is a home clash against Sky Bet League One leaders Bolton Wanderers, who make the trip to the Kassam Stadium after thrashing Exeter City 7-0 at the weekend.

Brown said: “It’s going to be a big game and a tough game, but it’ll nice to be at home.

“We’ll have the fans right behind us, and we’ll show a much better performance.”