FOOTBALL: Appleton's hopeful of imminent new signing for United

Michael Appleton is confident of getting new players this week

Michael Appleton is confident of getting new players this week

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

At least one new face is expected at Oxford United training this morning as Michael Appleton looks to strengthen ahead of tomorrow’s home friendly with Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The U’s were closing in on moves for a midfielder and a defender over the weekend and are hoping to tie up deals as soon as possible.

Appleton, who is also looking to significantly strengthen his forward line, was confident on Saturday he would be able to work with at least one in training today.

The U’s head coach said: “As far as I’m concerned, come training Monday morning we should have one new face and hopefully two.

“The two that we expect are very key to what we want to do.

“Beyond that obviously we have still got a bit of time, but there’s still a lot of work to do, especially at the top end of the pitch.”

Appleton was speaking after Saturday’s excellent 3-0 win against Fulham’s development side in a behind-closed-doors game at Roman Way.

Danny Hylton, Tom Newey and Jon Meades were all on target in an impressive first-half performance.

Hylton and substitute Josh Shama came close to extending the lead after the break, while at the other end goalkeepers George Long and Max Crocombe, who played 45 minutes each, were rarely stretched.

Appleton said: “I think one of the most pleasing things was how organised we were.

“At the minute I’m asking the players questions and they seem to be answering.”

Latest Sport news

Updates - Portsmouth v Oxford Utd

Oxford Mail:

1:55pm Saturday 28th February 2015

All the news from Oxford United's trip to Fratton Park in Sky Bet League Two.

Johnny Mullins calls for a repeat show when Oxford United travel to Portsmouth

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 28th February 2015

JOHNNY Mullins says memories of last season’s terrific win at Portsmouth will be in his mind as Oxford United attempt to pull off a repeat this afternoon.

DARTS: Deta Hedman sees off Trina Gulliver

Oxford Mail: Deta Hedman has set her sights on bringing the world championship trophy back to Oxfordshire

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Oxfordshire's Deta Hedman battled past old rival Trina Gulliver, the nine-time world champion, 4-2 in the BDO World Trophy first round at EventCity, Manchester.

ICE HOCKEY: Mike Whillock in Oxford City Stars boost

Oxford Mail: Mike Whillock will play for Stars against Basingtoke Buffalo

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Oxford City Stars are lifted by the return of Mike Whillock for their South Division 1 match at home to Bracknell Hornets tonight (7.30).

MOTORSPORT: Marussia in team list for 2015 season

Oxford Mail: REVVED UP: Marussia's Max Chilton races around a circuit. His Formula One team has worked with Sage Group

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Marussia have been named on a ten-team entry list for the start of the 2015 Formula 1 season.

BIATHLON: Talented teenager Rees-Lay lands treble gold medal haul

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Oxfordshire's Holly Rees-Lay was celebrating after striking gold three times in the British Biathlon Championships in Ruhpolding, Germany.

ANGLING: Jez Reid on top of perch in North Oxford cup

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Jez Reid finished on top when North Oxford AS an - glers contested the Wally Harper Cup at Godstow.

UNIVERSITY SPORT: Sam Trigg fights off illness for gold

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Oxford University triple jumper Sam Trigg fought of an illness to clinch his first BUCS Nationals gold medal in Sheffield.

TABLE TENNIS: Holton's hopes of title are still alive

Oxford Mail: table tennis bat and ball close up for sport

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Holton A kept up their chances of retaining their Oxford & District Associa - tion Division 1 title with a 10-0 drubbing of Forum C.

RUGBY UNION: Rob Lewis comes in at scrum half as Piri Weepu departs London Welsh for Wasps

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 28th February 2015

Rob Lewis will fill the vacancy at scrum half left by the departure of Piri Weepu for London Welsh’s Aviva Premiership bottom-of-the-table clash with London Irish at Oxford’s Kassam Stadium today (2.30).

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree