OXFORD United have signed striker Josh Parker on non-contract terms.

With four matches in 11 days over the festive period, boss Chris Wilder moved to strengthen his front line with Jon-Paul Pittman and Deane Smalley out injured.

James Constable and Tom Craddock are the only experienced strikers available, with youngster Tyrone Marsh as back-up.

Antiguan international Parker started his career at QPR, making five senior appearances before moving to League One side Oldham, where he featured 15 times.

He goes straight into the squad to face Fleetwood tomorrow.

“Josh has done well in training and now he gets a chance to show us what he can do over a slightly longer period,” said Wilder. “Josh is hungry to come in and impress.”