Oxford United manager Karl Robinson has said to the Witney Gazette that he is still keen to add a new midfielder to his ranks, with Jamie Hanson and George Thorne both set for long spells on the sidelines.

With options in his midfield looking limited, Oxford United manager Karl Robinson has said that he is keen to add another midfielder to his squad, saying that there has been conversations about looking into the free agent market in their search for a new player.

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Loanee George Thorne has been ruled out for up to four months after suffering a dislocated shoulder and ligament damage, ruling him out for the duration of his loan spell from Championship side Derby County. Midfielder Jamie Hanson has also been dealt a blow, with a hamstring injury set to keep him out until December, leaving Robinson with limited options in the middle of the park.

Now, speaking to the Witney Gazette, Robinson has been discussing the search for a new free agent, saying that he has “one or two” players in mind that could come in to ease his midfield worries. Robinson said:

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“It is a conversation we have had and let’s see where we go. There’s a lot of games to be played between now and Christmas and I think it’s important we do have a look at that. We do have one or two ideas of someone we can fill that role with. I think the owner (Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth) knows there’s a void to be filled.”


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