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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.”

Michael Appleton has no complaints after Oxford United easily beaten by Shrewsbury

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 27th December 2014

MICHAEL Appleton had no argument with the result as Oxford United were outclassed 2-0 by table-topping Shrewsbury Town.

Oxford Utd 0, Shrewsbury Tn 2 (Collins 13, Ellis 18)

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4:59pm Friday 26th December 2014

OXFORD United were unable to provide their supporters with any Christmas cheer as they were well beaten by a strong Shrewsbury Town in their Boxing Day clash.

Roberts to make call on fitness for Oxford United's Boxing Day clash

Oxford Mail:

9:33am Friday 26th December 2014

MICHAEL Appleton will give James Roberts the final call to see if he is ready to return from injury for Oxford United today.

Oxford United allow Tyrone Marsh to join Ebbsfleet

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2:41pm Wednesday 24th December 2014

TYRONE Marsh has signed for Ebbsfleet United after being released from his contract at Oxford United.

Holmes-Dennis's loan deal with Oxford United extended until end of the season

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Wednesday 24th December 2014

Oxford United have received an early Christmas present after securing Tareiq Holmes-Dennis on loan for the rest of the season.

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