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    happyharryhardon wrote:
    Free transfers are usually poor players that no one wants, now I know there are a few exceptions to the rule but they are mostly rubbish players, if our chairman wants to try and do it on the cheap then he won't get my support, after all doing it on the cheap last January probably cost us promotion.
    So, assuming they'd take a drop down the divisions, you wouldn't take a 'free transfer' of a Premier League youngster who'd been let go or a decent Championship player who'd come to the end of his contract - "cos they are mostly rubbish players"!!??"
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Waddock targets free agents for Oxford United

Gary Waddock will chase out-of-contract players

Gary Waddock will chase out-of-contract players

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Oxford United’s summer targets are all likely to be free agents, with Gary Waddock confident there is enough quality among the pool of players out of contract to improve the squad.

The close season is now into its fourth week, but the U’s have yet to complete a signing.

Room in the first-team squad has been freed up by releasing Deane Smalley, Sean Rigg and Scott Davies, along with loanees Ryan Williams, Nicky Wroe and David Connolly.

James Constable has followed them out of the exit door after turning down a new contract, while Tom Newey continues to consider his options.

While three players have been promoted from the youth team, Waddock is also looking elsewhere to bolster the ranks.

But the head coach, like many in Sky Bet League Two, will use the resources at his disposal on wages, rather than fees.

He said: “There are a lot of good players out there who are going to be out of contract.

“We will be able to pick up a couple of them, I’m sure.

“There’s no right and wrong way to do it, you’ve just got to get a group of players who are committed and determined to be successful.

“We were close this year, we need to get a little bit closer next year.”

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Oxford Mail:

9:10am Wednesday 25th February 2015

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Oxford United edge out Easington in Oxfordshire Senior Cup

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9:17pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

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2:20pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

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Oxford United going to Bisham Abbey for short break

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 24th February 2015

Oxford United’s squad have been given a boost with the news they will spend three days in a training camp at Bisham Abbey from tomorrow.

Oxford United going to Bisham Abbey for short break

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Tuesday 24th February 2015

Oxford United’s squad have been given a boost with the news they will spend three days in a training camp at Bisham Abbey from tomorrow.

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