KARL Robinson says Oxford United have a clear plan for their young players as he prepares to give them another chance to shine.

Tyler Goodrham is in contention to start tonight’s Carabao Cup first-round tie with Swansea City after scoring a sensational 93rd-minute winner against Cambridge United on Saturday.

The 19-year-old could be joined in the squad by defender James Golding, who turns 18 tomorrow.

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Goodrham showcased his quality with the goal against Cambridge, but Robinson warned that United will not alter the teenager’s development path because of one moment of brilliance.

The U’s head coach said: “Small moments like that can certainly propel people quicker, but when people have bad moments it doesn’t shoot them right to the back of the queue either.

“We had a meeting on Friday with Eddie Odhiambo, Faz (Derek Fazackerley) and the recruitment team about the loans.

“Tyler was always going to stay for a period of time and that’s not going to change, same with James Golding.

“JJ (Josh Johnson) and Slavi (Spasov) we’ll look to get out, and Gatlin (O’Donkor) depending on getting a striker in.

“Our plans haven’t changed, we always knew where we were at.

“Leon (Blackmore-Such) and the academy staff and Dan (Harris) have done a fantastic job in the last few years.”

It is almost three years since Robinson handed Goodrham his debut in an EFL Trophy win at Crawley Town in November 2019.

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But the U’s boss admitted he was not always convinced about the young forward.

He said: “It’s a holistic approach, the whole of the football department will see different things.

“I’m not embarrassed to say that a few years ago I thought Tyler was going to struggle and Leon and Chrissy Hackett, who were his lead coaches at the time, were raving over him.

“He’s needed a big summer to come back stronger. Because of his physicality, he needs to be extremely powerful over four or five yards to negate the things he doesn’t have physically, a bit like Lewis Bate in some ways.

“It’s the time (of the season) where they have greater opportunities.”