KYLE Joseph is confident Oxford United will find their rhythm after they drew another blank at Bristol Rovers.

The U’s failed to score for the second successive away game and had just two shots on target in their 1-0 defeat at the Memorial Stadium.

Joseph bolstered United’s attacking options with his arrival on loan from Swansea City on Thursday and he made his debut as a 64th-minute substitute against the Pirates.

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The striker looked lively without having much to work with, but he expects his new side to click sooner rather than later in the final third.

He said: "I thought the urgency wasn’t exactly there, but that’ll come in the coming weeks.

“We’ve got to play quicker and all the boys recognise that, so we forget about it and move on.

“You look at the talent we have in midfield and attack, there’s goals and assists for everyone.”

On his own performance, Joseph added: “I got stuck in, which is what you’ve got to do as a sub coming on, especially as a striker.

“It was good to get out there, we’re disappointed with the result but I’ve got the utmost confidence we’ll put that right in the coming days.”

Joseph will expect to be involved in United’s home games against Lincoln City tomorrow night and Morecambe on Saturday.

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The 20-year-old’s last competitive start was at the Kassam Stadium, in his final match on loan at Cheltenham Town on New Year’s Day.

And Joseph is taking nothing for granted as he hunts a spot in Karl Robinson’s XI.

He said: “I’ve got to get in the gaffer’s eyeline, do well in training and earn my place like everyone else.

“Just because I’ve come off a loan doesn’t mean I’ll start every game.

“I’ve got to put the graft in to get in the side.”