Karl Robinson 'calm' about transfer business as deadline day approaches

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Oxford United head coach Karl Robinson Picture: David Fleming
Oxford United head coach Karl Robinson Picture: David Fleming

KARL Robinson says Oxford United do not need to sell anyone in the final few days of the January transfer window.

The U’s rejected Blackpool’s approach for Cameron Brannagan earlier this month, while Huddersfield Town were rumoured to be interested in Mark Sykes.

United today loaned Joel Cooper to Port Vale and saw Jordan Thorniley recalled by Blackpool on Monday, but they are yet to make their first signing of the window.

Full story: Joel Cooper joins Port Vale on loan

Robinson suggested the U’s are under no pressure to bring in new recruits but insists he is still looking to bolster his squad.

United’s head coach said: “It’s incredibly busy, there’s a lot of things toing and froing and a lot of jockeying for position.

“I’m quite calm about where we currently sit, (but) you’re never 100 per cent sure.

“I think some players need to move on. I want to bring players in, but I don’t have to and we won’t be selling so that’s where we’re at.

“We don’t think anybody’s for sale here, we’ve had these conversations with a few clubs this week.

“We don’t need to do anything, but we want to do things.

“The ownership understands where we’re at and there’s no issues.”

Cooper's loan exit means United have 20 outfield players in their squad, although that includes long-term injury absentee Alex Gorrin.

They are allowed a maximum of 22 players over the age of 21.

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