PEP Clotet has admitted Oxford United have received interest from clubs looking to sign Ryan Ledson during the January transfer window.

The midfielder has been linked with a move to Preston North End and missed the 2-1 defeat at Walsall with a knee problem.

Clotet was unsure whether United had received a formal bid, but remains determined not to budge when it came to losing key players this month.

He said: "The club told me there has been some interest from some clubs.

"But that’s it as far as I’m concerned, our position is the same – we want to finish the transfer window stronger than when we started.

"Obviously all the players who have been here since the beginning of the season contribute to being stronger at the end of the transfer window.

"My position is the same as before."

The news Ledson was ruled out with an injury was met with scepticism by many supporters, but Clotet explained the former Everton trainee had undergone treatment for a minor issue.

He said: "I try to do things right and as soon as Lego said he had a little bit of a problem with his knee I ordered a scan.

"He had it yesterday and it showed inflammation.

"The doctor gave him strong anti-inflammatories and he should be all right to train on Monday."