Rangers loanee Brandon Barker insists there is a “lot more to come” from him for Oxford United as he gets up to speed following a “frustrating” spell at Ibrox.
The winger joined the U’s on deadline day in a surprise move and has made a solid start to life with Karl Robinson’s side in his first five games.
Barker insists now that he’s close to full match fitness that he can get much better and help Oxford’s promotion push in the final weeks of the season.
“Up to now I’ve done okay, but I still think there’s a lot more to come,” Barker said [Witney Gazette]
“I’ve only just started playing regularly again, so I’m just trying to build my form and help the team out.
“When I came in, my match-fitness was really low and that’s pretty hard to take.
“When you can’t play every single game it’s quite frustrating.
“Now I’m in a really good place – I lasted 80-odd minutes against Ipswich, so now I can’t really complain about the fitness.
“I just need to focus on the performance and help out with goals and assists.”
Barker has a goal and an assist to his name since his move and is putting in the work to impress Steven Gerrard and his coaching staff.
The former Man City kid’s exit was a surprise after being used fairly regularly by Gerrard but getting 90 minutes each week for Oxford should really benefit him.