OXFORD United say they are dealing with their second winding-up petition in less than eight months and working hard to avoid it happening again.

Director Zaki Nuseibeh confirmed the club’s stance on the issue at this evening's OxVox meeting at Court Place Farm.

He was joined on the panel by United’s managing director Niall McWilliams.

United were served with another winding-up petition at the beginning of this month.

The case was brought by HM revenue and customs (HMRC) and the paperwork was filed on November 7.

The court hearing has been listed for December 19, but United broke their silence on the situation tonight, with Nuseibeh revealling to OxVox members that it was “being dealt with this week”.

He added: “I certainly hope it won’t be repeated. We will learn from our errors.

“I think putting the right processes in place and making sure everyone knows what they need to do in their own position within the club means that such issues will be avoided in the future.

“It’s absolutely being dealt with, absolutely.

“I’m not there on the operations of the finance team to be able to tell you what they did yesterday or what they are doing tomorrow.

“But what I can tell you is they are dealing with this error of non-payment and that this will be sorted.”

HMRC took the same measure over an unpaid bill in March.

That came less than a month after Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth had completed a deal to take over the club.

The outstanding payment was settled quickly, with United blaming the lapse on a brief gap in the finances caused by the takeover.