OXFORD City will make further additions to their squad if necessary, as the side battles against an ongoing injury crisis.

Canice Carroll, Tafari Moore, Zac McEachran and Josh Parker were all unavailable as the Hoops slumped to a 7-1 defeat at Dagenham & Redbridge last time out.

Injuries have dogged City for most of the season, meaning head coach Ross Jenkins has had to dip into the free agent and loan markets to bolster his squad.

Most recently, the triple signing of Giles Phillips, Harry Birtwistle and Harvey Greenslade was announced prior to the 3-2 loss at Kidderminster Harriers.

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American centre back Phillips arrived on a free transfer after leaving League of Ireland Premier Division side Waterford, while right back Birtwistle joined on loan from Premier League team Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Teenage striker Greenslade also joined on loan until the end of the season, from Sky Bet League One outfit Bristol Rovers.

Birtwistle was the latest to be added to the injury list though, when he picked up a knock against the Daggers.

Asked about the potential for further recruits, Jenkins said: “We’ve got some injuries that we don’t really have timescales for yet, so that’s always a problem when you don’t have a timescale.

“We’re light and people know that. We’ve got to appreciate that when those boys come back, we’ll have a fit and fuller squad, but we haven’t got many games left.

“We have to make additions if needed. Once we get news, we can maybe think about adding, or not if we get some good news.

“It’s a day by day thing, and that’s hard because you might lose some targets because you’re waiting.

“But at the same time, if we’ve got to be proactive, we’ve got to be proactive.”

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Reflecting on the Daggers loss, Jenkins said: “It was a heavy defeat, and I thought that Dagenham, fair play to them, they were very clinical on the day.

“They had 11 or 12 shots on target, and seven of them ended up in our goal, so the first part is we have to give credit to Dagenham for being very clinical.

“The second part is we have to realise we had quite a youthful squad facing them. We’ve been riddled with some injuries, so that never really helps.”

He added: “The importance of the game is to realise how hard the level is still. We need to appreciate we are up against full-time clubs with really big budgets.

“They train every day and they’re professionals who have been in the Football League, in League One, League Two, and some of them in the Championship.

“We’ve got to appreciate where we are sometimes and not get too down about it. We’re probably ahead of schedule, of where we want to be as a football club, being in the National League.”