Oxford United: Callum O'Dowda expects starting place battle
Oxford United midfielder Callum O'Dowda admits competition for places will be fierce as the club target promotion and the League Two title.
O'Dowda expects to battle for a place in manager Michael Appleton's starting line-up with fellow midfielders Kemar Roofe and Alex MacDonald.
The 20-year-old made 35 appearances last season, scoring four goals.
"I know that if I don't put the performances in, I'm going to be on my toes", he told BBC Radio Oxford.
The Ireland Under-21 international is also keen to add more of a goalscoring threat to his game.
"I want to make as many appearances as possible, but statistically I want to help the team out more," he added.
"Last season there were games when I could've scored more goals at times that would've benefitted us."