AN away trip to Northampton Town, backed by a sell-out Yellow Army, is the ideal game to turn around Oxford United’s dismal form, according to Ryan Ledson.

The U’s head to Sixfields looking over their shoulder at the Sky Bet League One relegation zone following a miserable run of results.

Last Saturday’s defeat to Plymouth Argyle condemned United to a third successive loss, leaving them only five points above the bottom four.

But Ledson is confident, with just under 1,500 U’s fans making the short trip up the A43, they can turn their form around tomorrow against a side who sit just two places above the drop zone.

The midfielder, who is set to make his 60th start for the club this weekend, said: “I think that will be good for us.

“Northampton is a nice place to go, it’s only down the road.

“I think we will bring a great following.

“They will get behind us, and it will be a real turning point for us.”

The 20-year-old heads into the match in a bullish mood after the U’s delivered a much-improved performance against a Plymouth side that had only lost once in 13 games before last weekend.

He said: “We’ve got our backs against the wall now and we need to just dig in.

“Plymouth was a positive – we passed the ball really well and I don’t think they caused us many problems.

“I couldn’t believe they had been in that form after their performance.

“I think we were a lot better than them.”

Ledson was watched by his England Under 20s manager Paul Simpson, who was United’s guest of honour, last weekend.

But making next month’s national squad to face Poland was not at the forefront of the former Everton youngster’s mind.

He said: “My main focus is Oxford United and trying to get us out of this mess.”