Four free agents Oxford boss could be looking at for midfield cover after latest injury setback

Oxford United boss Karl Robinson has once again been speaking about the possibility of dipping into the free agent market after the latest injury setback to on-loan Derby County midfielder George Thorne.

Thorne is due to have an operation on a dislocated shoulder and ligament damage which will keep him sidelined for three months. It is the latest injury setback for the twenty-six-year-old who’s already suffered two ACL injuries and a broken leg during an injury-ravaged career.

The U’s head coach is also likely to be without the services of James Hanson until December after he picked a hamstring injury last month, leaving the U’s boss seriously short of cover.

Robinson’s threadbare squad is facing a busy fixture schedule between now and the opening of the transfer window which could see the U’s play twenty-one matches before the turn of the year, leaving the free agent market the only solution to his problem.

Speaking to the Whitney Gazette, Robinson had this to say: ‘There’s a lot of games to be played between now and Christmas and I think it’s important we do have a look at that.’

‘We do have one or two ideas of someone we can fill that role with.’

‘I think the owner (Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth) knows there’s a void to be filled.’

With this in mind, we took a look at the list players currently without a club and have come up with four possible targets that Robinson might want to consider to solve his lack of midfield cover.

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