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Roofe is on hire

13 February 2015

Baggies winger joins Oxford on month-long loan

ALBION have agreed a loan deal for another of their Under-21 group to gain first-team experience in the Football League’s proving grounds.

Winger Kemar Roofe has joined Oxford on a month-long loan deal and is in line for a debut at Burton this weekend.

The 22-year-old wide man follows the trail established by Liam O’Neil (Scunthorpe), Donervorn Daniels (Blackpool and now Aberdeen), Jack Rose (Accrington), Bradley Garmston (Gillingham) and Wes Atkinson (Cambridge).

Walsall-born Roofe has already been to Colchester on a similar loan earlier in the season and will now be pitched into Oxford’s battle to stay clear of the League Two trouble zone.

He will be under the charge of former Albion player, coach and assistant head coach Michael Appleton.

Despite this thinning of the numbers for Jimmy Shan’s squad, Albion's Under-21s have still established a formidable record which sees them defending an eight-game unbeaten run at Hednesford on Tuesday night in a Birmingham Senior Cup quarter-final.

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