THIS was the week Oxford United’s transfer window finally got going.

Stuart Findlay completed his protracted move to the Kassam Stadium, while Ed McGinty is one for the future and a player who could one day command a hefty transfer fee.

It has been a frustrating summer for Karl Robinson and the recruitment team, but it looks like things are gradually falling into place.

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That is down to more than just the arrivals of Findlay and McGinty. Another signing is set to be announced imminently and United are chasing some more exciting additions, although we have seen how hard it is to get deals over the line.

Further reinforcements cannot come soon enough. The U’s still only have 16 senior outfield players and that includes Sam Baldock, who could be sidelined for a while, and Alex Gorrin, yet to return from his long-term injury.

That is less than ideal with the Sky Bet League One season just eight days away.

United's early signings have strengthened defensive positions, but you could argue the squad still needs another full back on each flank.

A specialist holding midfielder would also be welcome, as would two wingers and a striker.

But at least we have seen some movement, which brings some much-needed positivity.

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It shows how quickly things can change and that good feeling would evaporate without more signings in the coming days.

For now, though, it feels like United’s transfer window is finally moving in the right direction.


Goalkeepers: Eastwood, McGinty, Stevens.

Right backs: Forde, Long.

Centre backs: Brown, Findlay, Moore, Mousinho.

Left backs: Seddon.

Central midfielders: Brannagan, Gorrin, Henry, McGuane, Smyth.

Right wingers: Bodin.

Left wingers: Browne.

Strikers: Baldock, Taylor.