OXFORD United have tabled a bid for a front man to help share the goalscoring load with Matty Taylor.

Head coach Karl Robinson believes three more additions are needed before his squad is complete – a striker, a left winger and another left back.

Taylor signed this summer having been the side’s top scorer on loan last season.

But with Jamie Mackie retiring and new signing Derick Osei seen as one for the future, there is a need for more firepower.

Robinson said: “We have a bid on the table for another striker, so we’re just waiting to find out whether we think it’s right.

“We went in quite top-heavy, we knew exactly where we wanted to be.

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“We’re just waiting on an answer from the player now.

“The player we’re speaking to in my view is as good as it gets at this level.

“Hopefully he can say yes and we can get things done and dusted, but if not we’ll look at others on our list that we’re chasing.”

Osei finished pre-season with four goals after netting twice against Brentford on Tuesday.

Robinson said: “Derick has done really well.

“He’s done everything we knew he’d do – the good and the bad. That’s just a young kid who’s trying to find his way.

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“It’s a work in progress. He’s a nice kid and is trying to get used to it.

“He wants to know why the lads have nicknamed him Del Boy, he’s baffled by some of the humour.

“He’s done really well, but from my point of view if Matty gets injured we’re light. Matty always knew there would be a rotation policy.

“It was always going to be one we knew we had to do.”

Joel Cooper is missing United’s first two cup matches of the season due to an international call-up by Northern Ireland.

It exposes a lack of depth on the left flank, which Robinson is keen to correct.

He said: “It’s evident we need a top winger in the building.

“We know on the right with Dan (Agyei), Jamo (James Henry) and Hally (Rob Hall) we have three.

“We know Hally can play inside and Jamo can play in midfield, Dan can be the third choice striker if we need him, so they give us flexibility, but we’re still very light on the left.”