Canice Carroll is chomping at the bit to get going in a Town shirt after joining on loan from Brentford.
The 19-year-old joined the club ahead of their trip to Macclesfield in League Two and is determined to continue to learn at SN1.
“I can’t wait to get going, I think it’s a right move for me to join at this time and get some senior games under my belt.
“I’ve learnt a lot at Brentford in the first four or five months, now I’m looking to learn again until the end of the season.
“I love a tackle and getting stuck in – causing a bit of havoc.
“I like getting under players’ skin – that’s one of the strong points of my game.
“I like to think I read the game well and see stuff before it happens. I will try and put myself in strong positions, whether that’s as a defender or a holding midfielder.”
Carroll’s past allegiances don’t hamper his professional approach, he says – and he’s aiming high with the Robins.
“I’ve got a job to do here.
“I’ve got a lot of pressure on my shoulders, and I’m good at dealing with pressure – I like to deal with pressure and want to get stuck in at Macclesfield.
“I heard about the possibility of moving here a few days ago – before the new year. Being an Oxford lad, it was weird to hear, but they wanted to take me on loan.
“They want me here, so it was a no brainer for me.
“I’m here to do a job and try to get us into the play-offs – that’s my main focus.”