KARL Robinson is focused on strengthening his squad after agreeing a new contract at Oxford United.

The U's are this week set to confirm a four-year deal for the 39-year-old, who has been at the club since March 2018.

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Sorting out Robinson’s future removes any potential distractions heading into the new campaign.

After clearing the first hurdle with a penalty shoot-out win over AFC Wimbledon in the Carabao Cup on Saturday, United begin in the EFL Trophy at home to Chelsea Under 21s tomorrow.

But Robinson also has one eye on bolstering his side, with a striker, a left winger and a left back on his wish-list.

He said: “I think we’re close to one, but when you say that it can be (a case of) how long is a piece of string sometimes.

“There are aspects we still need to get right.

“If we got one more in sooner rather than later, I think then you could wait.

“That wouldn’t be too much of an issue for us.”