SIMON Eastwood is happy at Oxford United, but the goalkeeper admits he does not know whether the uncertainty over his future from January is about to be repeated.

The U’s rejected a £350,000 bid from Sky Bet Championship side Barnsley during the transfer window.

As well as moving up a level, a switch to Oakwell would have had the added attraction of moving closer to family in Yorkshire.

It was a stressful time for Eastwood, who feels he has regained top form in recent weeks under new boss Karl Robinson.

And while the 28-year-old is planning to return in July still as a United player, he knows the speculation could return this summer.

He said: “I’m definitely more settled with the new manager.

“Anything can happen – I found that out in January. I will just be going off and enjoying my summer and seeing what happens.

“It’s out of your hands what happens.

“I will just be reporting back here for pre-season unless I’m told otherwise.”

He added: “With this manager I think it changes a little bit because everyone has really taken to him straight away.

“All the players know what he’s like, with his man management he gives players more belief in their own ability. I think that has shown on the pitch.”

Eastwood has one final job to do this season – and it is one he has been waiting for since the fixtures came out last June.

It will be his first return to Ewood Park since his three-year spell at Blackburn Rovers ended in 2016.

He has since played every minute of every league game for United and will be attempting to deny Tony Mowbray’s side in their quest for the League One title.

He said: “I had two good seasons to start with and the final one didn’t quite work out for me.

“But I always look to see how they’re doing.

“I think the people at Blackburn know what I’m like. I don’t really feel like I’ve got anything to prove there.

“I just want to finish the season on a high.”

And the prospect of completing two full league seasons in a row is a source of personal satisfaction.

The goalkeeper said: “When I did miss the first (cup) game this season I was disappointed, because I wanted to keep it going for as long as I could.

“Now I’m looking at league games and hopefully I can keep it going for as long as I can.”