Karl Robinson has only been in charge of Oxford United for one game but he will have been assessing his squad and where he needs to improve ahead of next season. The new manager has already expressed an interest in having a U-23 side next season, showing he wants to make changes around ‘The Kassam’ stadium in order to give the club every opportunity of promotion to the Championship next campaign.
Having already had success at League One level with Milton Keynes Dons, Robinson knows exactly what is needed to get a team out of the division and in the summer will no doubt like any new manager going into a football club want to bring in his own players.
With that in mind, the new manager to should look to reunite himself with fullback Dean Lewington.
Dean Lewington – Having made over 500 appearances for MK Dons, the experienced fullback would be the perfect fit for Oxford United. The ‘Us’ have conceded 57 goals so far this season and Lewington’s experience could prove crucial to the club keeping more clean sheets next season and also helping them to promotion out of League One.
Lewington has a promotion on his CV as he was at Stadium MK at the same time as Robinson when they won promotion to the Championship and has already been reunited with Robinson as he was training with Charlton Athletic earlier this season.
It’s clear that both parties know each other well and have had success working together in the past and both of these factors could provide a foundation in helping Oxford United becoming a Championship team.
Oxford fans would you like to see Dean Lewington at the Kassam Stadium next season? Do you believe that his experience will help your team keep more clean sheets and gain promotion to the Championship? Let us know in the comments section…