CAMERON Brannagan hailed Marcus Browne’s scintillating performance as Oxford United got back to winning ways in style last night.

The 20-year-old marked an outstanding display with two goals as the U’s beat Rochdale 4-2 at the Kassam Stadium.

Victory saw United climb up to 19th in Sky Bet League One and move four points clear of the relegation zone.

Jamie Mackie and James Henry were also on the scoresheet in an impressive all-round display, which stretched the U’s unbeaten home run to five games in all competitions.

But Browne was a cut above and terrorised Rochdale, giving Harrison McGahey and Connor Randall an evening to forget.

Brannagan, who set up the West Ham United loanee for United’s fourth goal, was full of praise for his teammate.

He said: “I’m just going to keep giving the ball to Browney, because he is a different class, everyone can see that.

“His pace, his power – their defenders didn’t know what to do.

“They were lost, you could see that, and on another day he could have had four.

“He did well and got man of the match, which was richly deserved.

“But everyone was class and I’m happy with the boys.”

The victory was an impressive reaction to Saturday’s defeat at Bradford City, which ended United’s nine-game unbeaten run.

United learnt from the loss in taking their chances against Rochdale and head coach Karl Robinson warned the rest of League One there is more to come from Browne.

He said: “Our performance wasn’t too dissimilar to the weekend.

“But Marcus learnt that when you’ve got someone on their haunches, you put them to bed.

“He got a bit sloppy and should have had three or four goals.

“If he wants to get to the next level and fulfil his potential that can’t be acceptable for Marcus Browne.

“Even though we’re all drooling over his performance, there’s more to come and that’s how good he is.”