KARL Robinson is energised by the potential of his two goalscorers now Sam Winnall is fit to play.

The summer signing is in line to make his Oxford United debut at Gilingham tomorrow.

It is four weeks since the 29-year-old joined, but given a lack of pre-season it was always going to take time to get up to speed.

Now Winnall is ready to go, the plan will be to rotate him and Matty Taylor.

The timing could not be better, with the U’s facing 11 games in the space of 36 days.

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Robinson has high hopes about what the pair could do, comparing them to a duo who plundered 41 goals to get his Milton Keynes Dons side automatic promotion from Sky Bet League One six seasons ago.

The United head coach said: “I had Will Grigg and Benik Afobe – I managed to keep both of them happy and they went on a rotation, stayed fitter and sharper than the opposition and their goal ratios were the best they’ve ever had.

“Hopefully that freshness and competitive edge will make them better players.”

While Winnall is yet to show United supporters what he can do, the players have already had a preview.

“We did a session on Tuesday and his finishing was unreal, off both feet,” Robinson said.

“He trained with James Henry and Matty Taylor and the first thing they said when they came in was ‘you should have seen his finishing’.

“We’ve got two players at the top end of the pitch that we can rotate and keep fresh through this period.

“People will say they’re very similar, but we did that on purpose.

“We already have Del (Derick Osei) and Dan Agyei, who are completely different to the two of them, so we have enough firepower at the top end of the pitch.

“We think that could be the difference in some of the tight games we’re going into.”

Josh Ruffels and Alex Gorrin are also due to return at Priestfield after shoulder and ankle problems respectively.

United will make a late call on Rob Atkinson (groin), while John Mousinho (knee) is making good progress.

The skipper said: “It’s coming along really well.

“It was just a bit of ligament damage, so it’s strengthening the knee around that and making sure it’s solid enough to withstand the pressures of a Football League season at my tender age.”