THE capture of Gino van Kessel could be the last business Oxford United do in the transfer market this month, according to manager Pep Clotet.

A loan deal for the 24-year-old was wrapped up yesterday, boosting the squad’s attacking options.

He is the 12th signing since the end of last season and while United never stop looking at the available options, Clotet’s attention is now purely on getting the reshaped squad to gel.

“That will be our goal,” he said.

“I think at the minute we could call it a day.

“You only want to bring in players that you need, not just numbers.

“At the minute, I’m happy with how we are.”

He added: “Now we have to put a lot of focus on trying to get good clubs for the young players who need the development.

“We’re not at the minute focused much on bringing players in, unless something major happens.”

Van Kessel is the latest new face to arrive from outside of English football, joining an increasingly cosmopolitan squad.

The Dutch-born Curacao international will not have figured on the radar of many Sky Bet League One clubs this summer.

But Clotet, who has connections throughout Europe, believes it is the path United need to pursue to punch above their weight, given the high prices of English players.

He said: “We don’t have one of the best budgets in the league.

“This club is built upon sustainable growth and sometimes being creative in the market is the best way to attract good players.

“Other clubs have much bigger budgets and they can afford to be based on much more known players in England.

“I think the fans understand we have the resources we have and we make the best out of it.”

The Spaniard also thinks United’s supporters have a big role tomorrow.

A big crowd is expected at the Kassam Stadium, with Portsmouth selling out their 1,800-strong allocation within hours.

The U’s have had a mixed first week of the season, being knocked out of the Carabao Cup 4-3 by Cheltenham Town three days after clinically despatching Oldham Athletic 2-0 in League One.

Clotet believes Pompey justify their status as one of the favourites for promotion, so wants the home fans to play their part.

He said: “Bookmakers sometimes make it right and I think Portsmouth are going to be a very strong team.

“We must have a lot of focus in our ability and the game plan.

“I’m sure that for us to get a good result we need 100 per cent the fans pushing for that win.

“When the players feel that they get this extra ten or 20 per cent that makes the difference.”