OXFORD UNITED boss Karl Robinson admitted he was “shocked” his side were able to bring Brandon Barker to the club on loan.

As reported by the Oxford Mail, Robinson was elated to be able to bring the out of favour Rangers man into the club on deadline day.

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The move saw Scott Wright join Rangers earlier than planned, after he had signed a pre-contract deal earlier in the window.

And Robinson revealed he didn’t expect Barker to be available on loan, adding that he was their number one target.

He said: “Brandon’s an incredible talent – I’m really shocked we got this one done.

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“I didn’t think he was ever within our reach.

“Brandon was No 1 on our list, but the one we thought we weren’t going to get.

“In the last three or four days it escalated into a possibility.”