PETER Kioso has seen similarities between Oxford United and his former club Luton Town, who went all the way from non-league to the Premier League within nine years.

The Hatters were ultimately relegated this season, finishing 18th in the top flight and six points shy of safety, but they didn’t go down without a fight while capturing the imagination in English football.

Kioso played 22 times for Luton during a two-and-a-half-year spell which included loan stints at Bolton Wanderers, Northampton Town and MK Dons.

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Speaking to BBC Radio Oxford’s The Dub podcast, Kioso discussed the parallels he sees between United and the Hatters.

He said: “One of the main reasons I signed for Oxford is that I’ve got that feeling that I had at Luton.

“I feel like Luton was such a special place in terms of the fans and the club. It’s that family spirit they had, and that took us a long way.

“When I look at Oxford, I see that again, in terms of how the club is. I felt it when I spoke to the gaffer, and sometimes as a player, you feel it.

“That can take you a long way, especially when you have the good players that we have as well.”