CAMERON Brannagan is already thinking about Oxford United taking a Sky Bet Championship scalp after lightning struck twice for the midfielder against Peterborough United.

Having bagged the only goal of the game in Saturday’s League One game, his free-kick settled last night’s Carabao Cup clash, securing another 1-0 win against the same opposition to set up a second-round tie at home to Millwall.

But the victory had a sour note, with Malachi Napa taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg.

The lengthy stoppage disrupted what became a disjointed contest and a penalty shoot-out loomed until Brannagan stepped up to score in the 88th minute.

“I saw a little gap and I struck it well,” he said.

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“Luckily it went in the bottom corner and long may that continue. I want to keep scoring.

“It was important to get to the next round.

“We didn’t play great, but we didn’t concede and won the game, that’s the main thing.”

While United missed out on meeting one of the Premier League teams to enter the draw, Brannagan is looking forward to Millwall’s visit to the Kassam Stadium in a fortnight.

He said: “I love games like that. It will be a fight.

“I’ve come up against Millwall before and let’s be honest they’re not a nice team to play against. But I can’t wait. I think we can beat them.”

However, Napa’s setback, on his first start for the U’s since May 2018, was a real blow for United.

Robinson planned to head straight from the stadium to hospital to check in on the 20-year-old.

The head coach said: “You don’t want to say 100 per cent at this stage, but there is a suspected broken leg there.

“The kid’s fought an illness last season and he had a difficult loan, but has come back and really put myself in my place with his attitude.

“That’s why we kept him around. So to get that (injury), I’m sick.”

Robinson would not give his opinion of the tackle which left Napa with the injury.

But Brannagan, made skipper for the night, was less guarded and felt it went beyond being just a forceful block tackle.

He said: “I wasn’t happy with the challenge and I spoke to the referee about it.

“The tackle was horrible. I didn’t think it was right because the referee blew the whistle and he followed through and took him out.

“I’m devastated for him because he’s a top kid and works hard every day.”