OXFORD United’s under 18s are enjoying a fabulous season, but this is no time for anyone at the club to pat themselves on the back.

That’s the view of Leon Blackmore-Such, who along with Chris Hackett coaches the side who won the EFL South West Youth Alliance this week.

The group includes four players who have agreed professional contracts and claimed an impressive FA Youth Cup win at Burnley last month.

United will aim to extend that run next Wednesday at Court Place Farm against Bournemouth.

There is plenty to be positive about, but Blackmore-Such insists his job is only done when those players make an impact with Karl Robinson’s senior side.

He said: “I think they’ve done really well. With the work they did before Christmas they thoroughly deserve the title.

“The potential we’ve got right now is exciting, but we all need to get our heads down and go again to achieve what it’s really about.

“Yes, league titles and FA Youth Cup runs are fantastic, but we know our job is to get players to make Karl’s first team better.

“At the moment, bar Shandon (Baptiste) and Sam Long, we’re not doing that.

“It’s good, but there’s a lot of work to do.”