CHRIS Cadden looks likely to leave Oxford United in January after their transfer bid was turned down by Columbus Crew.

Head coach Karl Robinson revealed on Thursday they had made a 'big bid' for the Scot, who joined on loan in July.

Cadden's influence was again on show this afternoon, when he set up the only goal of the game as the U's beat Walsall in the Emirates FA Cup.

But with United seeing a 'take it or leave it' offer turned down by the MLS club, Robinson is resigned to having the 23-year-old recalled in the new year.

He said: "They've rejected it, so that's the end of it.

"We've half known that to an extent. Let me tell you, the bid was very high as well."

He added: "To be fair to Tiger (U's chairman Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth), he didn't want to haggle. We had an amount of money, which would break my record transfer - for a right back in League One.

"That's the board doing everything they can.

"We'll have to wait and see. They (Columbus) might change their mind, you just don't know."