Lewis Bate joins Oxford United on loan

Lewis Bate joins Oxford United on loan

Midfielder makes temporary switch.

Leeds United can confirm that Lewis Bate has today joined Oxford United on a season-long loan deal.

The 19-year-old will head to the Kassam Stadium to gain further experience within first team football, in a side that have regularly been towards the top of the Sky Bet League One table and fighting for promotion in recent years.

After joining the Whites in the summer of 2021, the midfielder initially linked up with the Under-23s side and was impressive throughout the campaign, which saw him called up to the senior squad on a number of occasions.

Bate made his Premier League debut for the Whites by contributing towards a memorable victory for the club away at West Ham United in January, which would go on to prove a vital three points in the battle for safety.

Oxford finished in eighth place last season, narrowly missing out on the Play-Off positions. In the two years prior, they finished inside the Play-Offs on both occasions but were unable to secure promotion to the Championship.

Everyone at Leeds United wishes Lewis the best of luck as he aims to continue his development in this loan spell at Oxford United.