AGON Mehmeti has found the intensity of training at Oxford United higher than he has experienced elsewhere in his career.

The 27-year-old striker came off the bench for his debut in Tuesday’s 3-0 defeat at Bury.

And with Jon Obika and Wes Thomas in the treatment room, Mehmeti has an opportunity to clock up more game time at Peterborough United tomorrow.

The Albania international has been working hard at the training ground to catch up with his teammates after joining Pep Clotet’s side as a free agent earlier this month.

Mehmeti has played in Sweden, Norway, Italy and Turkey, but the standard of the sessions at United caught him off guard to begin with.

He said: “It’s very high.

“I was surprised, because in other countries you can relax more in training.

“Here the intensity is very high and you have to be here all the time.

“I think it’s positive, it can only make you a better player.”

He added: “Everybody knows we have to keep working and keep doing what we’re doing in training, stick together.

“It’s a very long season, so we have to be positive, that’s the key.”

And training is not the only thing which has been a blur.

Settling into England for the first time has been a challenge, although one of his old Malmo teammates has been on hand to assist.

Mehmeti said: “Everything goes very fast here, not just the football.

“I need to go there to fix that, then there to fix that.

“I speak a lot with Ricardinho, who had the same situation as me.

“He said it’s normal.”