JAMIE Mackie has a message for his Oxford United teammates when they return to training today – stay level-headed.

The striker’s dramatic 94th-minute winner on Saturday saw the U’s climb out of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone with a 1-0 win over fellow strugglers Bradford City.

The importance of the goal was not lost on Mackie, but the 33-year-old knows the hard work starts again this morning.

United have taken ten points from their last five games and are tenth in the form table.

But the U’s have recorded back-to-back league wins only once this season and Mackie knows stringing results together is now more vital than ever as they prepare for Saturday’s trip to Coventry City.

“We’re not on the worst run, but we have to build on it,” he said.

“It’s not good enough to win one game and for everyone to think we’re top players and a top team, because we’re not.

“The reality of it is, we are where we are.

“One of the reasons for that is because as a squad our mentality hasn’t been right and it means we can’t get back-to-back wins on the board.

“Everyone has got to stay level headed whether you win or lose a game.

“You’ve got to get on the training ground, work hard and do the right things.

“That gets positive results, not thinking you’ve made it after one win because you haven’t. We’ve got to knuckle down and get up the league.”

Read again: Last-gasp winner was 'one of my best moments as a manager', says U's boss

At least half of the table are still in the relegation battle.

United’s win over the Bantams not only lifted them out of the bottom four and up to 19th, but also to within just two points of 12th-placed Plymouth Argyle.

But the U’s have been unable to escape the clutches of the drop zone for the entire season.

And Mackie believes it would be foolish to be distracted by other team’s fortunes.

He said: “The league has only got any relevance on the last game.

“We’ve got to win football matches, we’ve got no control over what other teams do.

“We’ve got to believe we’ve got enough and work extremely hard to get results, so that other results won’t matter.”