OXFORD United's supporters' trust OxVox have called on the club to be "honest and open" about their finances after the latest winding-up petition.

It is the third time the U's have been hit with the measure from HM Revenue & Customs for an overdue tax bill since Sumrith 'Tiger' Thanakarnjanasuth's takeover last February.

The most recent was issued on January 11, with a hearing scheduled for February 27.

The club have declined to comment, but it is understood the matter will be settled in the next 24 hours.

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However, it comes swiftly on the back of owner Tiger reassuring OxVox over Christmas that there would be "no more HMRC issues".

In a statement to members, the trust wrote: "While OxVox have been in discussions with the club for the last week over cashflow and their plans to move the club forward, we are shocked and disappointed to learn that the club have once again allowed us to fall behind with HMRC payments.

"Assurances had been made and have just as quickly been broken and we can promise members and supporters that we will continue to challenge the club on this matter until we can confirm that these payments are made.

"It is time for the club to be honest and open about the situation we find ourselves in.

"We need the owners to put supporters minds at ease by detailing how they plan to alleviate the current cashflow situation and give us their detailed plans and timeframe of how they intend to move the club forward."

The latest news is a serious concern for supporters, particularly with its timing in the middle of the January transfer window as boss Karl Robinson attempts to strengthen his squad.

United’s previous petition was only settled last month, before being formally dismissed in the High Court just before Christmas.

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Owner Sumrith ‘Tiger’ Thanakarnjanasuth, who blamed the first petition last March on a brief hiatus caused by his takeover in February, put the second issue down to external factors over moving the money into the UK.

He said: “It was the transfer process. I don’t think it’s going to happen again.

“It’s all sorted.”