CAMERON Brannagan is flourishing in a more attacking role for Oxford United and does not want his good run of form to stop.

The 22-year-old has put together a string of fine performances to help the U’s climb out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone.

And he has been chipping in with goals and assists as Karl Robinson’s side have recovered well from their poor start to the campaign.

John Mousinho’s role as the anchor of United’s midfield three has proved influential in the club’s upturn in fortunes, which has seen the side suffer only one defeat in their last 11 games.

This has given Brannagan, who has found the net three times this season, the licence to go forward and, after playing a part in two of the U’s goals against Rochdale on Tuesday, he is relishing the opportunity.

He said: “I needed it (the change of position).

“Being honest, that’s where I played as a kid and it’s where I enjoy playing.

“I didn’t really enjoy the deeper role, I struggled there.

“Now I can get forward, I can assist, I can chip in with goals, so I’m happy.

“But I’m pleased for everyone, it’s not an individual game.

“Winning is more important than anything else.”

United are by no means the finished article, but the midfielder, who joined the club ten months ago from Liverpool, is pleased with the progress.

He said: “You can see that as a team we’re growing and we’re starting to believe in ourselves.

“I said this when we were losing, I do believe in the team and management staff and now everyone is starting to see what we’re about.

“We just needed that little bit of luck and confidence, and now look at us.

“We’re playing well, we’re getting better results and hopefully that can continue.”