OXFORD United will be watching transfer targets in four countries this weekend as they bid to make progress in their summer recruitment.

While their season finished a week ago, leagues across Europe still have matches still to play.

That provides United with an opportunity to get out and watch players on their hit-list in competitive action.

Head coach Karl Robinson said: “Right now we’re all recovering (after the season), but while we’re doing that you’ve got to be proactive and on the front foot.

“Over the last few days every member of staff has been in.

“We’ve been watching game after game.

“As an insight, I’m going to Scotland on Saturday, Faz (Derek Fazackerley) is over in Ireland.

“We have someone going to Paris to watch a game and another flying into Murcia (Spain). That’s all this weekend.

“It just shows you how active we are and how far afield we’re looking to try to get the right business done.

“We are very proactive and speaking to a lot of people.”

From Robinson’s point of view, it is preferable to attending the remaining games in England.

The Sky Bet League One play-offs begin today with Portsmouth visiting Sunderland, while Doncaster Rovers host Charlton Athletic tomorrow.

But having spent the season alongside the quartet, there is a feeling scouting those games would be of limited value.

Robinson said: “We know about Doncaster, Charlton, Sunderland and Portsmouth, who might be available and who we could afford.

“Generally, I’d like to think we’ve got our finger on the pulse in this country.

“But we’re not overly savvy with some of the things in Europe.”

United have had success in the past year with imports from Northern Ireland.

Gavin Whyte joined from Crusaders last summer and was followed

by Glenavon’s Mark Sykes in January.

Robinson has already suggested the pair’s success has made United look at that market again, while he has contacts in the Republic of Ireland’s under 21 set-up.