ROB Atkinson has been named in the PFA League One Team of the Year.

It has been a first full season in the Football League to remember for the young defender, who was also named in the Sky Bet League One Team of the Season.

The PFA team is voted for by players in each division.

After being named in the side, Atkinson told the United website: “It’s a great way to end the season.

“It means a lot to be chosen by players in your division but to be named in both teams is recognition for the whole Oxford defence really because we work as a unit and were pretty solid all the way through.

“It’s nice to win awards, quite humbling, and I am very proud to accept it but the goal for all of us was promotion and we will come back looking to go one better and hopefully achieve that next time around.”

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The 22-year-old recovered from a tricky start to the campaign, both for himself and the team.

As the U’s struggled for form early in the season, Atkinson was sent off on the opening day at Lincoln City.

The decision was overturned, and Atkinson went from strength to strength, with United also climbing the league table.

The defender scored his first goal for the U’s in the 4-1 win at home to Shrewsbury Town in April, and netted the second in United’s 3-3 draw with Blackpool in the second leg of the play-off semi-final.

Signed from Eastleigh in January of last year, Atkinson has filled the gap left by Rob Dickie, who joined Queens Park Rangers in the Sky Bet Championship last summer.

Atkinson has himself been linked with a move to the Championship recently, with Bristol City reportedly in the hunt for the centre back who has two years left on his contract.