Oxford United: Striker Patrick Hoban keen to show scoring touch

Pat Hoban and Howard Beverland
Patrick Hoban's progress at Oxford after moving from Dundalk was disrupted by injury

Oxford United striker Patrick Hoban says supporters are yet to see him at his best.

Hoban endured a frustrating start to his time at the club last season, scoring only once in 15 appearances.

The 24-year-old was injured shortly after moving to the Kassam Stadium from Irish side Dundalk in November.

"I've a point to prove at the start of this season and with the squad we've assembled that will help me do that," he told BBC Radio Oxford.

"No excuses for last year, but I did jump from one season into another and then had an injury.

"Hopefully I'm over that now and with a good pre-season behind me, I'm sharp and ready."

Hoban joined the League Two club after finishing joint top scorer in the League of Ireland Premier Division with 20 goals for champions Dundalk.

Ankle ligament damage sustained in training delayed his Oxford debut until February and the striker netted his first goal for the club in a 2-1 win against Carlisle.

"My plan is to be there on the starting sheet and to start games regularly," he added. "There's tough competition for places and I'm looking forward to the challenge."

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