No pressure on promotion push, says Oxford United Manager

Oxford United's Manager says there is "no pressure" on his side to mount a promotion challenge this season.

Pep Clotet, who replaced Michael Appleton as boss in July, has seen his side move up to seventh place in League One in recent weeks and they are only outside the play-off places on goal difference.

But the Spaniard insists, after a summer of change, some perspective is needed.

The U's travel to Fleetwood tomorrow, a team who made the play-offs last term, and Clotet says winning at Highbury Stadium would represent a "huge step forward".

"It's going to be very tough. Uwe Rosler's (Fleetwood Manager) teams are very well organised, really hard working. They do the right things, try to avoid making mistakes and wait for the moment in the game. They are good going forward as well.

"It's going to be a huge challenge when it comes to keeping the right focus, intensity and mentality to stay in the game. It's going to be 90 minutes of really hard work out there."