OXFORD City’s upturn in results have taken the pressure off their search for a new manager.

The Vanarama National League South side parted company with Mark Jones last month.

An interim team of Andy Ballard, who was Jones’s assistant, general manager Justin Merritt and coach Ross Jenkins have been in charge since.

And seven points from three games have steered City away from the relegation zone ahead of Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup first round tie at home to Solihull Moors.

Merritt, right, said: “At the moment we don’t want to make any rash decisions.

“We are working as a team of three, sharing ideas and empowering the players a bit. We will see how it goes.

“With the FA Cup game it was a case of we weren’t going to make any announcements until things have settled down.

“There’s no rush, that’s the message.

“I have had 40-50 applications already so we know there will be some

high-profile candidates, it’s just about us getting the right thing for the club at this time.”