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  • "Words about that Nicky Law, presently manager of 3rd place in the Conference Alfreton Town is amongst those applying. He would certainly be different to what we are used to as after 30 games they have only drawn once, losing 12 and won 17. Their for and against is shocking though having conceded 49 goals, that's something like 1.75 a game and have only scored 48 .
    If we are going to the Conference for a manager then maybe we should look at Gatesheads Gary Mills, but there are plenty out there, we all have our own choices and thoughts,"
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Oxford Utd caretaker boss hopeful of signings

Oxford Utd caretaker boss hopeful of signings

Mickey Lewis

Mickey Lewis

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Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

OXFORD United caretaker manager Mickey Lewis is hopeful of strengthening the squad before tomorrow night’s transfer deadline.

Bolstering a forward line which has netted just twice in the last five games is still the priority before the 11pm deadline, but there is also a problem at the other end of the pitch.

Michael Raynes came off with a hip injury in Tuesday night’s goalless draw at Exeter City and will be assessed today.

It is a particular issue, coming hot on the heels of Jake Wright being ruled out for at least a month with a deep cut picked up in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Torquay United.

Although David Hunt and Tom Newey have filled in successfully at times this season, Lewis admitted it was “a little bit of a worry” and was planning to speak to Ian Lenagan. The chairman made it clear on Saturday there was money available to bring in up to two strikers and a midfielder.

And Lewis remains upbeat that deals can be tied up before the window shuts.

He said: “We’re still working on it. I said last week that sometimes it can be frustrating and takes a lot longer than people imagine.

“There are a lot of avenues to go through, but hopefully yes.”

* UNITED’s Oxfordshire Senior Cup quarter-final match against Thame United was postponed last night due to a waterlogged pitch.

BEST ODDS.

7-2 Mickey Lewis, 4-1 Martin Allen, 5-1 Aidy Boothroyd, 11-2 Paul Tisdale, 8-1 Sean O’Driscoll, 12-1 Dean Saunders.

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