Four matches into the League Two Season, unbeaten, top of the league. It has been a pretty good season for Oxford United so far. After an astonishing 4-1 win at title favourites Portsmouth, victories against Bury and Torquay United were followed up by a last gasp home draw against Wycombe Wanderers.
New signing Johnny Mullins scored the winner against Bury and the equaliser against Wycombe as he added goalscoring to his already impressive array of attributes. Mullins and Jake Wright have looked a solid pair at the heart of the Oxford defence with the ever reliable Andy Whing still running through brick walls in front of them. Deane Smalley has started the season with a bang, 3 goals in his 3 appearances so far whilst the returning Danny Rose has also been on the scoresheet twice.
Of course, Chris Wilder's men will not stay unbeaten for the whole season and there is sure to be a slump in form at some point but a positive start was needed to re-build Wilder's support in some areas of the fanbase. There are still those who are unsure on the former Halifax manager's credentials for mounting a successful promotion push but it is clear that this is the aim for the season. Chairman Ian Lenagan has backed his manager with some strong signings and the introduction of a development squad designed to nurture young talent into the senior squad.
Saturday sees the visit of Rochdale to the Kassam Stadium - a game expected to be an exciting affair with both teams intent on attacking. Can United finish August unbeaten? We shall see.
Win or Lose - Up the U's!