Oxford United manager Karl Robinson has claimed that West Ham United forward Marcus Browne is the best player in League One.
Browne came through the youth system at West Ham, and made his senior debut for the London club in the Europa League in August 2016.
The centre-forward has not featured for the first team since, however, despite a series of excellent performances for West Ham’s Under-23 outfit.
The 20-year-old was allowed to join Oxford on loan for the 2018-19 campaign, and has scored twice in six appearances for the League One side this term.
Browne was particularly impressive in Oxford’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland at the weekend, and will look to continue his development at the Kassam Stadium before returning to West Ham next summer to battle for a first-team spot.
Robinson has claimed that the Hammers, who have lost all four of their Premier League matches this season, have a special talent on their hands.
Robinson told The Oxford Mail:
“Marcus Browne just showed everybody why he’s the best player in this league. This is the best team in the league and that shows you what they think of our No 10.”
Browne, who has also previously spent time on loan at Wigan Athletic, has scored 11 times in 45 appearances for West Ham’s Under-23 outfit.