Clubs across the UK will have until 11pm on Tuesday to conclude their summer business, with many choosing the week leading up to the deadline as a chance to add some much-needed depth in their squads.
Oxford United aren’t exempt from that possibility when bringing players into the club, as well as some potentially departing.
Oxford are still looking for cover for left-back Steve Seddon, however, Karl Robinson has admitted that things can change quickly with departures as other clubs seek to fill gaps in their team.
Head coach Robinson told Oxford Mail: “If people don’t get the players they want, suddenly our players become a little bit more exciting than they were.
“That’s always open to other people doing business, or maybe players wanting to leave because they’re not getting game-time.”
However, Robinson was quick to reassure supporters that they are prepared for any eventuality: “I don’t want to scare people, but don’t think we’re not preparing for so many different eventualities.
“If you’re asking me as a manager, we’re happy with what we’ve got.”
Oxford United are under no pressure to sell their players. In the last eight months, they’ve rebuffed moves for Cameron Brannagan and Jack Stevens while replacing individuals that have left with ease.
They’ve continually produced and improved players with the likes of Rob Dickie, Rob Atkinson, Shandon Baptiste and Tarique Fosu moving on in the past.
Supporters should be reassured that those players have always been replaced with quality whilst the club has remained competitive at the top end of the table.