Oxford United Weekly Round-Up: Comfortable Deadline Day But Another Away Defeat

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Oxford United will continue to search for an away win this season after a 3-1 loss at AFC Wimbledon. The U’s also ended the transfer window with two new arrivals alongside keeping hold of all their key players.

Oxford United Weekly Round-Up: Good Deadline Day But Another Away Defeat

Transfer Deadline Day

It was a relatively quiet transfer deadline day for the U’s with the club having done most of their business early. On Monday, Barnsley midfielder Herbie Kane arrived at Grenoble Road on a season-long loan before the U’s signed Fulham U23 midfielder Ben Davis on a two-year deal.

The arrival of two new midfielders sparked fears of a potential exit for Cameron Brannagan, particularly after the club rejected a bid from Blackpool on Monday. However, Brannagan stayed, leaving the U’s in a strong position heading into September.

Derick Osei Yaw Departs Oxford United

On Wednesday, Oxford announced the release of striker Derick Osei Yaw by mutual consent. The Frenchman joined the club last summer and scored three times from ten outings before being loaned out to Walsall on deadline day in the January transfer window.

However, it was clear that the forward wasn’t part of Karl Robinson’s plans and will now search for a new club.

McGuane Ruled Out Until October

On Friday, Oxford were dealt another injury blow with Marcus McGuane being sidelined for up to a month with a thigh injury.

The former Nottingham Forest man picked up a similar injury while on loan last season during a 2-0 win over Bristol Rovers and missed the end of the campaign.

Because of this, the U’s are taking caution and won’t rush the 22-year-old, who has played four times this season, back into action.

Defeat Against the Dons

A search for an away win for Oxford continues as the U’s lost 3-1 on the road against AFC Wimbledon.

Robinson’s side took the lead at the end of a first half in which they had dominated, but three goals (two from set-pieces) for the hosts put the game beyond doubt for Oxford.

It is becoming a worrying trend. Oxford have taken the lead in all of their league games this season but have picked up just one point from nine on their travels.

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