KARL Robinson wants to bring in Will Grigg before the end of the January transfer window.

The Sunderland striker has been linked with a loan move to several clubs, with Shrewsbury Town among those understood to be interested.

But Robinson confirmed the Northern Ireland international is a target as he looks to further bolster his attacking options.

The Oxford United head coach said: "I want him to fight with Matty Taylor and Sam Winnall for a place up front."

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The window shuts at 11pm on Monday, with the U's still to make a signing.

United are understood to be close to signing a centre back, while Robinson also wants to recruit another winger.

Grigg, 29, has not played since mid-December due to a knee problem, although he is close to a return.

The forward has not found the net in 12 appearances this season, but has scored more than 100 league goals in his career.

Robinson also confirmed an interest in Grigg during last January's window, with the pair winning Sky Bet League One promotion together at MK Dons in 2014/15.