Manchester City's Ashley Smith-Brown joins Oxford United on loan

Ashley Smith-Brown agrees loan move to Manchester City
Ashley Smith-Brown made three appearances on loan for Hearts this season

Oxford United have signed Manchester City left-back Ashley Smith-Brown on loan until the summer after his spell at Hearts was cancelled.

The 21-year-old only played three times during an injury-hit spell with Hearts.

"I know a few of the boys here already and I know the way they play football, so it was a no-brainer for me," Smith-Brown told BBC Radio Oxford.

The England under-20 international has also previously had a loan spell at NAC Breda in the Netherlands.

However, he has yet to make a senior appearance for City, who recalled him from Tynecastle.

Hearts had already signed Manchester United's Demetri Mitchell on loan to cover at left-back.

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