JORDAN Graham believes his preparation could not have gone better ahead of a second Oxford United debut tomorrow.

The winger has been lined up to face Brentford in the Emirates FA Cup third round, giving the U’s a much-needed lift after three successive league defeats over Christmas.

Graham’s loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers until the end of the season officially started on Wednesday.

But he is well settled in at United, having trained with them since November after becoming surplus to requirements on loan at Ipswich Town.

The last of the 23-year-old’s four appearances came at the start of October, but the U’s have organised several behind-closed-doors games to give him some match fitness.

He said: “I’ve moved quite locally – I wanted to make that my main priority as well as training over the last six weeks.

“I’m ready to go and not having to worry about moving.

“I believe I’ve prepared really well for the Brentford game and we’ll see what happens.

“My last game for Ipswich was quite a while ago now, so I think the club felt it was quite important for me to get some game time to try to get me in the best possible shape for the start of January.

“I feel as good as is possible for what I’ve done, so I’m really excited.”

Graham made just six appearances on loan for United in 2015, but it made a lasting impression on the player and the fans.

The winger’s spell was cut short by a recall and he dazzled in the Championship before a serious knee injury halted progress.

Graham has been trying to recapture his form ever since – and hopes a return to where it all started will do the trick.

He said: “Oxford was my most successful loan, it set me up for going back to Wolves.

“I tell everyone that I put a lot of my form when I went back down to what happened here.

“The confidence the club and the fans gave me allowed me to really show what I was made of.

“I do have a big place in my heart for Oxford.

“It’s been quite a tough time for me since the knee injury, but here I believe there’s nothing that can stop me from enjoying football again.

“My main objective is to give a big boost to the squad.”