Oxford United goal machine James Constable says he's “open to offers” if the U's are considering putting something to him for next season.

Constable bagged his 14th Oxford goal of the campaign, and his 15th all told – counting one for England C – to earn Chris Wilder's men a 1-0 win over Altrincham in the Blue Square Premier on Saturday.

It was the sixth home game running that United's on-loan Shrewsbury striker had found the net, the kind of run that will inevitably alert other clubs.

Wilder clearly doesn't want to lose him, and Oxford will surely want to talk about the possibility of him staying with them beyond this summer, when his loan runs out.

Constable said: “I'm obviously open to offers at the moment.

“I haven't heard anything from Shrewsbury since the day I left – something that is disappointing on my behalf – but at the moment I'm just enjoying playing football, and if something happens, it will happen.

“Getting noticed is something that comes with scoring goals and the team doing well, but I'm over the moon being here, playing week in, week out, and being in a winning side at the moment.”

Wilder didn't really want to talk about Constable after the game, but admitted: “Other people will already know what he's all about.

“I'd love to sign him on for next year. I'd be quite happy for other people to score, and then maybe the price stays low, but he's been great since I've been here.

“He's scoring goals, he's linking it up, he's winning headers, running down the sides. But he's got his faults as well, which I can talk about to put others off!”

The last time Oxford had such a prolific goalscorer was probably back in the Manor Ground days of Dean Windass.

Constable has now scored successively at the Kassam Stadium against Kidderminster, Stevenage, Ebbsfleet, Salisbury, York and now Altrincham.

“It's a nice little run,” he admitted. “With the way our away form's been going, it's nice to get some home games and build confidence up.”

His 68th-minute winner owed much to his fiery competitiveness, as he showed great commitment to win a challenge inside the Altrincham box, and then great reactions when the ball fell to him off sub Ricky Sappleton's knee – and he swivelled to hook it home while laying prone on the ground.

He added: “We got back to playing football well today.

“We were solid at the back, the midfield four worked hard, creating chances for us, and it was an all-round good performance.”

Wilder said: “James Constable earned the goal.

“You can talk about tactics, shape and movement, but the boy was prepared to put himself on the line and make things happen, and it happened for him.

“He won a great challenge and he showed a great desire to score a goal.”