Oxford fail with Dexter bid
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The youngster moved to St Mary's last year for a fee which could rise to £600,000, after only just breaking into the first team picture at Oxford.
He has since continued to produce the goods in Southampton's youth set-up, but he is still some way from making his Premiership bow.
Oxford had hoped to bring him back to the club on loan - but Southampton have declined the offer.
"I've asked about taking Dexter on loan, but they won't let him out," said manager Ian Atkins (pictured).
"The way he's playing at the moment, I wouldn't have hesitated about playing him."
First Division sides Watford and Crystal Palace are also believed to have asked about the England youth international - who looks to be an outstanding prospect.