WE can understand chairman Ian Lenagan’s reticence to say too much at the moment as he weighs up whether or not to sell Oxford United.

It is a commercial deal, at the end of the day, and worth millions, and he must protect his interests.

But Mr Lenagan’s default position of total silence is wrong, especially as he no doubt expects United fans to continue to cough up for their season tickets and buy those new shirts for 2014-15 after they are released on Tuesday.

They only want a bit of reassurance about the future, Mr Lenagan.

Please give it to them.