OXFORD United must take care to avoid being caught on the counter-attack by Gillingham tomorrow, according to Pep Clotet.

The Kent side will arrive at the Kassam Stadium low on confidence after picking up just two points from their five games in Sky Bet League One so far.

United are favourites to extend their unbeaten start at home, but Clotet believes they will need to be wary of the approach favoured by his opposite number Ady Pennock.

The U’s boss said: “I’m concerned because (although) they’re not having good results now, that can change very quickly in the competition we’re in.

“It’s a very tough game for us.

“The fact we are at home can suit them with the way they play, because they are good on the break.

“They have a lot of strength and height up front, but we have to keep focusing on our football.”

Pennock arrives under pressure, having won just four of his 26 games in charge.

The Gills were booed off after their 2-1 home defeat to Shrewsbury Town last week, but he remains defiant.

Pennock told the Kent Messenger: “I will never throw in the towel. It’s not in me to do that. I’ll keep working very hard.”