MORE than a year after signing, Dan Agyei has never felt so good at Oxford United than right now.

Signed from Burnley last August, the 2019/20 campaign never truly got off the ground for the forward.

Having joined after the season had started, he struggled to get up to speed and when he was fully-fit, Karl Robinson’s side were in the middle of a three-month unbeaten run.

It took until February for his first start in Sky Bet League One – and it was not added to before the season was cut short by coronavirus.

There had been signs in the spring of progress being made, though, most notably a stunning strike in the fightback victory at Shrewsbury Town.

That upward trajectory has continued in recent weeks and he has already started more league games in 2020/21 than last term.

Despite the defeat to Gillingham, a second goal of the season Gillingham last weekend helped the 23-year-old feel more at home than at any other time since joining.

“Definitely, I just need to continue this,” he said.

“Last season when I came I was injured and when I got fit the team were on a roll, so I couldn’t really get in the team.

“This time I’ve had more of a pre-season, so I was fit when the season started and that’s really helped me.

“I wouldn’t necessarily say I’m flying, but I think I’m putting in some good performances.

“I think there’s a lot more from me that’s still to come. Right now it’s positive.”

United had seen Agyei’s best position as right wing, allowing options to cut inside on to his left foot.

But their struggles to bring in a signing on the opposite flank opened up an opportunity which Agyei has grasped ahead of tomorrow’s visit to Peterborough United.

Boss Karl Robinson admitted earlier this week it had made him reconsider his plans before today’s transfer deadline, praising the former AFC Wimbledon trainee’s new-found confidence.

Agyei was the best player on the pitch during a training match at the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday, on the back of the goal at Priestfield.

And the scruffy nature of the strike, which trickled over the line in Kent, was very satisfying.

He said: “Throughout my career I’ve always said I don’t score enough poacher’s goals, but both of mine this season have been.

“I’m quite happy with that, hopefully I can score more in the future.

“I’m learning and every game I’m playing with more confidence.”