ADAM Chapman could have played his final game for Oxford United after joining Mansfield Town on loan yesterday.

The deal is until the end of the season, but with a view to making the move permanent this summer.

If the Stags can agree a transfer, it would mean Chapman’s four-year stay with the U’s ended on a low note.

The 23-year-old started the 2-1 win against Port Vale, but was substituted for tactical reasons just before half-time and was left out of United’s 18-man squad for Tuesday’s 4-0 defeat at home to Rotherham.

The midfielder signed a new two-year contract following prolonged negotiations last summer and made 34 appearances this season.

But despite regular football in recent months, the ex-Sheffield United trainee has arguably struggled to fulfil his potential.

He went straight into the Stags’ team for last night’s Blue Square Bet Premier trip to Woking.