PEP Clotet will take a closer look at Furdjel Narsingh after the triallist featured in Oxford United’s 2-0 pre-season friendly defeat to Birmingham City.

The teamsheet initially recorded him as Luciano, his brother who joined Swansea City for £4m in January.

While that was later corrected by United, the older sibling showed some promise during a 25-minute cameo in right midfield.

And Clotet is keen to see more of Narsingh, whose career has been spent in the Netherlands. He was last recorded as playing in the top-flight for SC Cambuur in the 2015/16 campaign.

United’s boss said: “He gave a couple of crosses and created some danger. I’d like to see a bit more of him.

“He performed in the Eredivisie and is a player who is quick and crosses the ball well.

“The Dutch league is always one that I put work into because there’s a lot of talent there.”

Clotet is hoping for a positive outcome to talks with centre back Mike Williamson this week, while he still expects John Lundstram to join Sheffield United shortly.

On the pitch, while United created most of the best chances, Birmingham’s greater cutting edge proved decisive.

But another tough work-out against a side from the division above was just what Clotet wanted.

He said: “We paid a high price for a couple of mistakes and we haven’t got a reward for our chances.

“That’s good to play against these type of sides, because it highlights the focus you must have.

“In the league the competition is different, so it’s good to require this focus now in pre-season.

“I don’t really judge results in pre-season.

“But the fact we’re able to create chances against Championship sides is a very encouraging point for the squad.

“I know this gives them a lot of confidence.”

That assessment was backed up by Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp, who was impressed with the home side.

He said: “They were very lively. I thought they were sharp, quick players and were unlucky not to score a few goals.”