Brentford defender Fin Stevens has joined Oxford United on loan.

The Wales Under-21 international will spend the 2023/24 campaign with the Sky Bet League One side.

Stevens will continue his development in the Football League, having made five Championship appearances for Swansea City during the first half of last season.

Director of football Phil Giles said: “This is a great opportunity for Fin to go to a good club and hopefully establish himself in their team.

“Fin has excelled in the B team and impressed in training and the next stage of his development is to go to a club and play every week. He has to earn that chance with Oxford in the coming weeks.

“The staff here are very pleased with the way Fin is progressing. A season in a good League One team that want to be towards the top of the table will be great for him. We wish him all the best for the season to come.”

An Arsenal academy player as a youngster, Stevens joined Brentford B in the summer of 2020 and has since been promoted to the first team. He also had 12 months at Worthing in the Isthmian League Premier Division.

Stevens has played 10 times for Brentford since signing initially as a B-team player in July 2020.

After making his senior debut in a Carabao Cup win over Fulham in October 2020, Stevens spent the majority of the season around the first-team squad.

The full-back made his league bow against Preston North End in April 2021 and finished the season with five appearances to his name, two coming in the Championship.

He was also on the bench for the play-off final that saw Brentford promoted to the Premier League.

He made four further appearances during the 2021/22 campaign, including a Premier League debut against Southampton.

Fresh from signing a new long-term contract with the club, Stevens played the full 90 minutes of the Bees’ second-round EFL Cup win against Colchester United in August 2022 before heading to Swansea.

Stevens has 12 caps for Wales U21 and most recently appeared for his country during a 2-2 draw with Denmark earlier this month.