Oxford's Damian Batt in League Two team of the year

Damian Batt
Batt joined Oxford in January 2009

Oxford United right-back Damian Batt has been named in the League Two squad of the year by the Professional Footballers' Association.

Batt, 26, who arrived at the Kassam from Grays in 2009, has made 26 appearances for the U's this season.

"It's important to do well for the team, it is a team game but it's nice to get that recognition from your peers," he told BBC Oxford.

"To be voted best right-back in the league is something I'm very proud of."

The ex-Barnet player, who can also play right-wing, added: "I've developed as a player and worked on my defensive side.

"I love to attack and get forward so I've been working more on my positioning and it's something I'm happy with this year.

"Hopefully next year I can take on another step and work on other things because you want to improve as a player."

Oxford were held to a goalless draw at Accrington on Saturday, and next face Chesterfield who are just one point away from automatic promotion.

"It will be a really tough game, like they all are in this league," Batt continued.

"I'm sure we can put in a good performance and the boys will be up for the game."

Meanwhile, Ryan Burge's loan deal at Oxford has been cut short after Doncaster Rovers recalled the midfielder for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old, who has made five appearances for Oxford, signed for the U's until the end of the season but had a clause in his contract that allowed him to return to his parent club.