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.”
9:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015
Patrick Hoban thanked boss Michael Appleton and his Oxford United teammates for keeping faith in him after the longest scoring drought of his career came to an end.
8:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015
North Leigh manager Mark Gee will have just 12 players to choose from for tonight’s Oxfordshire Senior Cup semi-final against Oxford United at Banbury’s Spencer Stadium (7.45).
12:20pm Monday 30th March 2015
Michael Appleton thanked Oxford United’s supporters for the role they played in a critically-important 2-1 victory against Carlisle United.
12:10pm Monday 30th March 2015
WATCH the key moments from Oxford United's 2-1 victory against Carlisle United at the Kassam Stadium.
9:20am Monday 30th March 2015
Kyle Vassell was thrilled to become an instant hero for Oxford United after bagging a hugely important winner just five minutes into his debut.