KARL Robinson has been busy speaking to agents this week as he wastes no time in laying the groundwork with transfer targets.

The Oxford United head coach has already spoken about the need to be ‘ultra-aggressive’ in the summer window as he plots another promotion push next season.

The Sky Bet League One campaign does not finish until Saturday, but U’s players are already being linked with higher-division clubs.

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Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson watched last Tuesday's clash with MK Dons as he ran the rule over potential targets, while reports this morning claim five Sky Bet Championship sides are keen on midfielder Cameron Brannagan.

Robinson knows United must stand firm when it comes to retaining key players, as well as being on the front foot with potential new recruits.

He said: “Any football club that seeks success has to be pushing and shoving to get to the front of the queue.

“That’s got to be our mindset, respectfully as well – we always conduct ourselves in an impeccable manner with agents, players and other football clubs.

“We never do anything underhand, we try to go through the front door and ask questions.

“I had a phone call with a player last night on the way to watch the women’s game, everyone knew I was making that phone call.

“I could have done it secretly two or three days earlier and got a bit of a march, but that’s not my personality.

“This week I’ve had three meetings with agents, so it’s been a busy week already.

“I went to watch the women’s game but there was a meeting en route.”