LEE Holmes will not return to Oxford United on loan this season, with the midfielder joining Swindon Town instead.

The 24-year-old scored two goals in seven appearances during a month on loan with the U's from parent club Southampton.

United were keen on agreeing an extension after the spell expired after Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Bradford City, but Holmes agreed terms with npower League Two leaders Swindon until the end of the season.