JAKE Wright says Oxford United’s lack of form is not a source of worry – yet.
While the side have had praise for performances this season, results have not followed suit.
The U’s have won once in eight outings in all competitions this season, a run which was extended with a 2-0 defeat at Cheltenham Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.
Only goal difference is keeping them off the bottom of Sky Bet League Two ahead of the trip to Southend United on Saturday.
Wright acknowledged there would come a stage where a lack of wins would become an issue, but it had not been reached.
“No, not yet, not concerned,” the United skipper said.
“Obviously if it keeps going on and on you’re going to get concerned.
“But the reason I’m not is because of what’s happening in the changing room, on the training ground and how we’re playing.
“If we keep playing in the right way and creating chances we’ll be fine, but I can’t keep coming and saying that, we need a win as soon as possible.”
A key reason for the defender’s upbeat tone is down to head coach Michael Appleton.
Wright said: “He’s been positive with us and is keeping us confident.”
Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704.
Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.
Latest United news:
9:30am Saturday 30th May 2015
Oxford United’s pre-season preparations have been boosted by the confirmation of a training camp and a match in Austria.
1:00pm Friday 29th May 2015
OXFORD United will spend a week in Austria as part of their pre-season preparations.
9:00am Thursday 28th May 2015
OXFORD United’s ability to land their main targets this summer is down to selling players a vision for the future rather than offering the most money, according to chief executive Mark Ashton.
8:50am Thursday 28th May 2015
OXFORD United have announced big changes in their retail department, which will give them more control over their design of merchandise.
9:30am Wednesday 27th May 2015
RYAN Taylor is relishing the prospect of battling for a place in Oxford United’s striking quartet next season after completing his move yesterday.