KARL Robinson says Jodi Jones still has a future at Oxford United, after the winger left the club on loan.

The 25-year-old has struggled for game time at United, making eight appearances in all competitions following his summer move from Coventry City.

Jones has joined Vanarama National League high-flyers Notts County on loan until the end of the season, with Luke Williams’ side second in the table and three points behind league leaders Wrexham.

U’s head coach Robinson said: “It’s a big opportunity, he’ll play football and that’s important for us.

“It’s important for him as a person as well, and we wish him all the luck in the world.”

On the lack of playing time given to Jones, Robinson said: “When we signed him, he’d been out for a long time.

“We felt the investment we wanted to make was in Tyler Goodrham and that was the main source of some of the reasons why, with the emergence of him.”

Jones joined United in July following a successful trial period, agreeing a one-year deal with the option for a further 12 months.

Addressing Jones’ future, Robinson said: “They’re questions that’ll be answered later on down the line.

“In the short-term, he’s on loan and playing games, and we’ll take stock and see how he does.

“We’ll make a decision and hopefully he comes back fitter and raring to go for next season.”