Oxford United’s two-goal weekend hero, Tom Craddock, believes the win over Port Vale shows Chris Wilder’s team are more than a match for anyone in npower League Two.

The three-game sequence of Crewe away, Cheltenham away and leaders Port Vale at home looked a very testing one for the U’s, especially with injuries starting to mount up.

But they came through unbeaten, and the five points gleaned lifts them to ninth in the table.

“If we’d got a point against Port Vale it would have proved to ourselves that we can compete with the best in this league,” Craddock said after the dramatic 2-1 victory.

“The win shows we’re capable of more than that.

“We showed what fantastic character we’ve got in the dressing room.

“I think Vale would have been happy with a point because at times we put them under a lot of pressure. To come away with the three points was fantastic.”

The 23-year-old striker has now bagged three goals since his £50,000 move from Luton.

And he feels more at home at Oxford with each match.

He said: “I’m working really hard and trying to get used to my new teammates, and more and more they’re getting used to me.”