Striker Asa Hall looks to continue Oxford goals run

Asa Hall
Asa Hall

Midfielder Asa Hall is aiming to maintain a scoring rate which is powering Oxford United towards the League Two play-offs.

A brace in the 2-0 win at Accrington on Tuesday means the 25-year-old has notched five goals in seven games.

Hall told BBC Radio Oxford: "I used to get runs of goals earlier in my career and I haven't really shown it here yet, but five in seven is a good return.

"It's good form and hopefully will keep going until the end of the season."

Hall's first goal against Accrington came as a result of his persistence in chasing a long ball, and his second was a smart header from a James Constable cross.

"With the first goal, when you back the play up, you hope one is going to bobble out to you and that's what happened, and I took a touch and then made a good contact," Hall said.

"The second was a perfect ball in and I managed to get my head on it."

The win took Oxford into sixth position in League Two, four points clear of Crewe in eighth, and U's manager Chris Wilder praised the former Luton midfielder's contribution.

Wilder said: "I thought he was the stand-out performer for us all night, he was on the front foot all evening anticpating play.

"He'll be disappointed he didn't get a hat-trick, but the second in particular was a really great goal and he really lead us from the front."