EVERYBODY in the Oxford United squad will play their part in lifting spirits, says winger Tyler Goodrham.

The 20-year-old gave United the lead against Leyton Orient, however the visitors hit back with two goals in the second half, to snatch all three points.

It’s become a familiar theme at the Kassam Stadium recently, with the U’s taking the lead in five of their last seven home games, but without winning any of them.

There has been three draws and two defeats in that run, and Goodrham wants to see United be more ruthless against sides when going in front.

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He said after the defeat against Orient: “Everyone’s disappointed and everyone knows the levels we need to hit, and we know we didn’t hit them. It’s a very disappointed group.

“We need to bury teams, especially at home. When we go 1-0 up, we need to get two, three, four, and keep going, and keep being ruthless and relentless.

“It’s a big learning curve for me, where I come in and try to add more goals, which I have to a certain degree.

“When we go 1-0 up, we need to try and kill it, and create more chances and opportunities for everyone else.”

The U’s must now pick themselves up ahead of their trip to Sky Bet League One leaders Portsmouth on Saturday.

Goodrham said: “We regroup, and we’ve got a massive game on Saturday. We’ve got to look forward to that, and keep our eyes on that, and put this behind us.

“Everyone plays their part in lifting each other now, whether it’s me, James Henry or the skipper, everyone has their part to play.

“Trust me, we will. We’re a very good group, whether that’s on the pitch or off the pitch. We’re a good group, and we’ll be fine.”

His effort against Orient took Goodrham to 10 goals in all competitions this season.

After passing the double digit mark, he said: “As long as I can help the team along the way, that’s the main aspect.

“You want to get in the team and then stay in the team. Goals help, but you also know that with the quality we’ve got, there’ll be changes within, so it’s about being ready.”