Max Harris has signed his first professional contract with Oxford United.

The 19-year-old goalkeeper signed from Hereford in 2017 and has played for the club's under 18s and under 23 sides.

Harris will combine his duties for the U's with studying at Hartpury College in Gloucester.

He told the club's website: "I have loved every minute since I came to the club.

"All of the coaches have been brilliant with me and there is a strong goalkeepers’ union here under Wayne Brown who is an exceptional coach.

"My aim is to push myself all the way because the dream has always been to be a goalkeeper, but I also want to continue my studies and I am so grateful that Dan and the academy staff have helped me sort that side of things out.

“Now it’s a case of making sure I make the most of this opportunity."

Dan Harris, who heads up United's academy, said: "Max is a fantastic lad who has made huge progress here and first and foremost he completely deserves the chance to become a professional goalkeeper because he has undoubted ability and trains very hard every day.

But he is also an academically minded young man and we put great stock in education for our scholars.

"We believe we have found a way for him to continue in higher education while also training and playing for us, and we thank Hartpury for their help in setting this up.”