Oxford United: Feyenoord’s Liam Kelly and West Ham’s Nathan Holland sign

Oxford United: Feyenoord's Liam Kelly and West Ham's Nathan Holland sign

Liam Kelly made 94 appearances for Reading before following Jaap Stam to Feyenoord

League One side Oxford United have signed Feyenoord midfielder Liam Kelly and West Ham winger Nathan Holland on loan until the end of the season.

Kelly, 24, joined the Dutch club from Reading in July to link up with former Royals manager Jaap Stam.

He made only one appearance in the Eredivisie, with ex-Manchester United defender Stam resigning in October.

Holland, 21, has made two substitute appearances in the Premier League for West Ham this season.

He also featured against the U’s for his parent club when they were beaten 4-0 in the third round of the Carabao Cup in September.

“Oxford definitely have an attitude and style while the manager has also made a big impact on encouraging me to come here,” Holland told BBC Radio Oxford.

U’s boss Karl Robinson said of Kelly: “For someone like Jaap to take him to Feyenoord tells you plenty about him and when the opportunity came about to bring him here I confess I was shocked.”

Oxford are currently fourth in League One, five points behind leaders Wycombe, with a game in hand.

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