PEP Clotet was delighted to see Oxford United get their rewards at Home Park for cutting out the individual mistakes which had proved so costly in recent games.

While some of the attacking football, particularly in the second half, was excellent in the 4-0 victory, there was also satisfaction over the clean sheet.

It took ten-man hosts Plymouth Argyle 83 minutes to have a shot on target as United emphatically ended a six-game winless streak.

Clotet insisted it did not come as a relief, because he always felt form would return once the errors were reduced.

He said: “We were much better (recently) than at the start of the season with the ball and understanding our roles, it was just a matter of cutting out individual mistakes.

“We had bad performances because of mistakes that happen and you know eventually that will go away.

“It was unfair we paid every time, so I was never worried about the team.”

He added: “I’m very happy for the fans.

“It’s easy to support when you’re winning, but there were a lot who supported us a lot when we were losing. That victory was for them.”

The U’s boss was particularly pleased with the contributions made by Dwight Tiendalli and Aaron Martin.

Both have struggled to show what they can do in a yellow shirt, but their confidence will have been boosted.

Clotet said: “Aaron’s not played many minutes in the league and now has an opportunity.

“His attitude has been superb and he will get better the more games he plays.

“I’m happy for Dwight because he had an injury at the beginning of the season when he was playing well.

“Now he’s managed to come back and is getting stronger every day.”