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Wilder denies quit claim

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder has not quit as manager of the League Two club, his representatives have insisted.

After Oxford's 1-0 win over Torquay on Saturday, chairman Ian Lenagan stated that he understood Wilder had quit the club and was set to take charge of managerless Northampton Town.

However, Wilder's agent, Iain Wood of New Era Global Sports, has released a statement to Sky Sports, denying that is the case.

"Following on from various comments in the media we can confirm that Chris Wilder has not resigned as manager of Oxford United Football Club either verbally or in writing and therefore continues in his role.

"There have been numerous discussions over the past few days in regards to Chris's position and a link to Northampton Town Football Club. However as confirmed by the Oxford United Chairman in the local media following the game on Saturday, Oxford United have been fully part of these discussions.

"Chris feels strongly he has acted with integrity in this situation, as he has throughout his five years at Oxford United.

"Further comment will only be made as and when appropriate."