Cameron Brannagan says “nothing changes” under new boss Des Buckingham as Oxford United face League One strugglers Cheltenham Town.

The midfielder, who has scored four league goals this season, admitted there is “not much difference” between the style of play Buckingham will look to play from previous manager Liam Manning.

United sit second in Sky Bet League One after a strong start to the season under Manning departed the club to join Championship outfit Bristol City earlier this month.

Brannagan himself was linked to a move to Bristol City in the summer following Alex Scott’s £25 million move from the Robins to Premier League side AFC Bournemouth.

However, then United head coach Manning dismissed the rumours as ‘just speculation and noise’.

Craig Short once again took over as caretaker boss after Manning's move, overseeing a 3-2 win at Leyton Orient before the international break.

This afternoon, United make the trip to Cheltenham Town for this afternoon’s (November 25) game for Buckingham's first game in charge.

Brannagan said: “He has spoken to us in different meetings and got to know the players.

“He’s told us what he wants and we have been working on that. Hopefully, that can now go and get us the right result.

“Nothing changes, to be honest. We have been working on little things that he wants us to do .”

On Liam Manning’s departure, he said: “People come and go and that is part of the industry.

“I wish him all the best. When he came in we were in a bit of struggle and he got us out of that and has put us in good stead.

"He has gone and the new gaffer has come in. It's great to have him here. Our focus now is to keep winning games."

On conversations with the new head coach, Brannagan said: "It has been mostly collective, I have had little conversations with the gaffer here and there but again we know what he wants from us as a team and individuals.

"The main thing is to keep working."

United, who are level on points with Bolton, sit one point behind leaders Portsmouth who are managed by former U’s captain John Mousinho.

“There is a long way to go from the finish line yet," Brannagan said.

“We just need to keep doing the right things and setting the standard which we have on and off the field.

“There is not much difference between the two gaffers.

“We want to be hard to beat which we need to be because you don’t want to be leaking goals and relying on scoring four or five.

“We want to be hard to beat first and then we have got the quality to hurt teams.”

Leyton Orient have won two of their 16 games and would be bottom if not for Reading's point deduction

He said: "The level can't be dropped at any stage, it doesn't matter who you come up against.

"They are fighting, we have been there. It is not a nice feeling.

"They will want to get the right result and their fans will get behind them so it will be a tough game."