OXFORD United are in a strong position heading into the new Sky Bet League One season, according to Karl Robinson.

The U's start the campaign at Lincoln City on Saturday, just 61 days after their play-off final defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

It means United have been forced to quickly put any potential Wembley hangover behind them as they bid to go one better in 2020/21.

While Robinson still wants an additional striker, left winger and left back, the U’s have strengthened in key areas.

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Matty Taylor has returned on a permanent deal, while Sean Clare, Joel Cooper, Marcus McGuane and Liam Kelly will all be pushing for a starting place against Lincoln.

With Rob Dickie the only major departure and following wins in the Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy in the past five days, Robinson believes United are in a good place – but he hopes the best is yet to come.

He said: “I’m really pleased.

“We’ve certainly not seen a hangover (in the friendlies) against Crystal Palace, QPR and Brentford, or the two games we’ve seen here.

“We’ve seen high energy performances from ourselves.

“The problem with our style is that it takes longer to find a rhythm – it gets better as the season goes on.

“That rhythm’s still not there, but from an energy point of view I think we’re bang on course for where we want to be.”