DAVID Oldfield has not ruled out looking deeper into the non-league pyramid to bolster Oxford City’s squad.

The Vanarama National League South side compete at the lowest level of football classed as ‘elite’ by the FA, with all divisions below them forced to stop during lockdown.

These clubs, including those in the Pitching In Southern League, are on hold until at least March and Oldfield feels this could present an opportunity to bring in recruits on short-term deals.

He said: “We’ve absolutely considered it.

“We always look at those things and it has certainly become apparent, certainly since the leagues lower than us stopped.

“We’ll certainly keep looking and I think it’s possible we need a reinforcement or two.

“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

Oldfield has already made one signing this month, with Peterborough United centre back Sam Cartwright joining on loan until the end of the season.

The defender played the full 90 minutes of City’s win at Braintree Town on Tuesday, which extended their unbeaten run to seven matches in all competitions.

Oldfield’s men turn their attention to the fourth round of the Buildbase FA Trophy on Saturday, when they host Isthmian League Premier Division outfit Haringey Borough.

While it is City’s fourth game in ten days, Haringey have not played since winning 1-0 at National League South leaders Dartford in the previous stage of the cup on December 19.