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Oxford United to enter race for experienced Championship striker

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Oxford United are reportedly interested in signing out-of-favour striker James Vaughan from Wigan Athletic in the final few days of the transfer window, according to Alan Nixon of the Sun. 

It is not yet clear whether they intend to bring the experienced forward in on loan or try for a permanent deal but Karl Robinson remains intent on improving his struggling side in the remainder of the window.

Vaughan made the move to the Latics in the summer of 2017 for just over £500,000 from Bury but only going on to make 39 appearances and scoring six goals.

He had previously scored 24 goals in 40 games for the Shakers as well as previously netting 33 in 95 for Huddersfield Town but it has just not happened for him at the DW.

Two goals in 27 appearances during a loan spell with Sunderland last season will not have done him any good either and will be keen to redeem himself if any move comes around.

Oxford currently sit just inside the League One relegation zone but just one point behind Rochdale and with two games in hand on Keith Hill’s side.

The verdict 

This could be the signing to get them out of trouble.

Vaughan has a brilliant record in League One, scoring 27 in 56 appearances, and a natural goalscorer can be absolutely crucial in a relegation scrap.

Robinson will just be hopeful that his nightmare spell with Sunderland last season has not scarred him too badly.

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