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A competitive box-to-box midfielder, Shandon joined United as an Under-16 and went on to complete his scholarship with the club. After battling back from a serious shoulder injury, Baptiste was offered a six-month professional deal in May 2017 which was extended for a further one-and-a-half years in December 2017. A successful loan spell at Hampton & Richmond Borough saw him return to the club and sign a four year deal in September 2018 shortly before being named captain for the visit of Manchester City in the Carabao Cup later that month.

1st Team Debut in 2017 aged 19

Shandon Baptiste

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Powerful number nine who became the club’s youngest ever scorer in 2018 when he scored a penalty against Fulham in the Checkatrade Trophy. Spasov signed a three-year professional deal in 2018 and was called up to the Bulgarian U18s training camp in February 2019. 

1st team debut aged 16 years old in 2018

Slavi Spasov

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Exciting forward player originally from Portugal, Lopes impressed training with the 1st team in Karl Robinson's first season with the club earning a first team call up aged just 16 years old. Lopes can play anywhere across midfield and the forward line and has regularly trained with the 1st Team squad. Lopes signed a three-year deal with the U’s in 2018.

1st team debut aged 16 years old in 2018

Fabio Lopes

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Composed left-sided central defender who joined the club having previously spent eight years with Fulham. Jones was drafted into the first team squad for the final three games of the season making his debut off the bench against Shrewsbury Town. Jones signed a three-year professional deal at the start of the 19/20 season and has also earned a first International call up to the Republic of Ireland U18s squad.

In November 2019 Jones became Oxford United's youngest ever captain at the age of just 17 when he led the first team in a 4-1 win away at Crawley Town.

1st Team debut aged 17 in 2019

Nico Jones

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A product of our academy system, home-grown Canice progressed through the academy to gain a scholarship in 2015. He quickly gained a professional contract in February 2016 going on to play over 20 times for the first team before attracting the attention of Championship side Brentford who he joined for an undisclosed fee in July 2018.

Canice has been capped by Northern Ireland up to U21 level and has also captained his country.

Academy graduate - Brentford FC

Canice Carroll

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Callum joined the Oxford United Academy aged 9 before being awarded his first professional contract in 2013, a season where he was also awarded Young Player of the Year. His League debut came on 6th October 2013, before making 87 appearances for the club and scoring 12 goals. Callum was called up to the Ireland U21 Squad in 2015, before a senior debut in May 2016. A move to Bristol City on 14th July 2016 quickly followed for around £1.25 million where he still plays now.

Academy graduate - Bristol City & Northern Ireland 

Callum O'Dowda

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Local lad Aaron was offered his first pro contract by United in the summer of 2018 after impressing for the U18s. A product of Kidlington’s youth side, Aaron signed a scholarship with the U’s in April 2016 having been with the academy since the age of nine. Most recently his fine form has seen him called up for Northern Ireland U20's squad.

1st Team debut aged 18 in 2018

Aaron Heap

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Owen signed his first professional contract in October 2017, shortly after his 17th birthday. He made his U’s debut as a substitute against Blackburn Rovers on the final day of the 2017/18 season, having first played for the United youth team in 2014.

1st Team debut aged 18 in 2018

Owen James

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Dynamic wide player who grew up in Oxford. Was named on the first team bench for the final two games of the 18/19 season and signed a one-year professional contract ahead of the 2019/20 season. Kyran played a key part in the U's pre-season and made his League debut on 3rd September 2019 Vs Norwich City U21's.

1st Team debut aged 18 in 2019

Kyran Lofthouse