RICARDINHO insists he does not mind playing out of position as long as it results in ending Oxford United’s poor run of form.

Plymouth Argyle became the latest side to leave the Kassam Stadium with three points after Sonny Bradley headed home Graham Carey’s corner in first-half stoppage-time.

A third successive home defeat and fifth loss in six games has seen the U’s slip to within five points of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone.

An injury to Joe Rothwell saw Ricardinho, for the second time in the last three matches, come off the bench to play on the left side of midfield.

The Brazilian full back was ever-present in defence under former manager Pep Clotet.

But a three-game ban, as well as the arrival of Ashley Smith-Brown and a number of injuries, has seen the 33-year-old play higher up the pitch in recent weeks.

Ricardinho insists he does not mind where he plays, as long as the results pick up.

He said: “Right now, I would be happier when we win the games.

“I would play anywhere, it doesn’t matter.

“I just want to help and I just want to play.

“If it’s left winger or left back, the most important thing at the moment is to win games.”

Ricardinho added: “I played a few games there before I came to Oxford and in training a couple of times, but I think it can work.

“It depends how the game is going and if they need me as a left winger or left back I am here to help.”