Oxford United skipper not concerned with form yet

Jake Wright (left) with Junior Brown (centre) and Callum O'Dowda after Tuesday's defeat at Cheltenham

Jake Wright (left) with Junior Brown (centre) and Callum O'Dowda after Tuesday's defeat at Cheltenham

First published in Sport Witney Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

JAKE Wright says Oxford United’s lack of form is not a source of worry – yet.

While the side have had praise for performances this season, results have not followed suit.

The U’s have won once in eight outings in all competitions this season, a run which was extended with a 2-0 defeat at Cheltenham Town in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy on Tuesday night.

Only goal difference is keeping them off the bottom of Sky Bet League Two ahead of the trip to Southend United on Saturday.

Wright acknowledged there would come a stage where a lack of wins would become an issue, but it had not been reached.

“No, not yet, not concerned,” the United skipper said.

“Obviously if it keeps going on and on you’re going to get concerned.

“But the reason I’m not is because of what’s happening in the changing room, on the training ground and how we’re playing.

“If we keep playing in the right way and creating chances we’ll be fine, but I can’t keep coming and saying that, we need a win as soon as possible.”

A key reason for the defender’s upbeat tone is down to head coach Michael Appleton.

Wright said: “He’s been positive with us and is keeping us confident.”

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10:06am Thu 4 Sep 14

S Hillier says...

Jake Wright should be more concerned about his own form, at the moment he's one of the worse culprites.
Jake Wright should be more concerned about his own form, at the moment he's one of the worse culprites. S Hillier
  • Score: 9

2:33pm Thu 4 Sep 14

OxtailSoup says...

He's right, I mean what's not to worry about no wins in the league, a weak defence and one person scoring goals from penalty spot? I'd make Wright the manager. Appleton is going to have to work hard to convince people he's not a blagger.
He's right, I mean what's not to worry about no wins in the league, a weak defence and one person scoring goals from penalty spot? I'd make Wright the manager. Appleton is going to have to work hard to convince people he's not a blagger. OxtailSoup
  • Score: 6

4:03pm Thu 4 Sep 14

oldun says...

Wright himself is a big weakness. Not the player he was two years or so ago
Wright himself is a big weakness. Not the player he was two years or so ago oldun
  • Score: 4

4:14pm Thu 4 Sep 14

grapevine31 says...

We have heard it all before,only to be let down in the next game.Lets see what happens at Southend.
We have heard it all before,only to be let down in the next game.Lets see what happens at Southend. grapevine31
  • Score: 5

9:28pm Thu 4 Sep 14

baldy bill says...

oldun wrote:
Wright himself is a big weakness. Not the player he was two years or so ago
definetly not
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Wright himself is a big weakness. Not the player he was two years or so ago[/p][/quote]definetly not baldy bill
  • Score: 1

9:28pm Thu 4 Sep 14

baldy bill says...

oldun wrote:
Wright himself is a big weakness. Not the player he was two years or so ago
definetly not
[quote][p][bold]oldun[/bold] wrote: Wright himself is a big weakness. Not the player he was two years or so ago[/p][/quote]definetly not baldy bill
  • Score: 0

11:41pm Thu 4 Sep 14

mrdroll says...

Wright must be dropped...........he is the reason we are at the bottom,no way is he captain material,i hope Appy has the bottle to stick him on the bench and give the captaincy to Mullins
Wright must be dropped...........he is the reason we are at the bottom,no way is he captain material,i hope Appy has the bottle to stick him on the bench and give the captaincy to Mullins mrdroll
  • Score: 2

5:12am Fri 5 Sep 14

oldun says...

mrdroll wrote:
Wright must be dropped...........he is the reason we are at the bottom,no way is he captain material,i hope Appy has the bottle to stick him on the bench and give the captaincy to Mullins
Hear , hear!
[quote][p][bold]mrdroll[/bold] wrote: Wright must be dropped...........he is the reason we are at the bottom,no way is he captain material,i hope Appy has the bottle to stick him on the bench and give the captaincy to Mullins[/p][/quote]Hear , hear! oldun
  • Score: 0

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