OXFORD United will not feel under any extra pressure by propping up the Sky Bet League One table, according to Elliott Moore.

Peterborough United inflicted a 2-0 defeat on Karl Robinson’s side, which left them with three points from their opening five games.

While they have a game in hand on most of the sides in the division, they are already eight points adrift of the top six.

Moore admitted it was a surprise to all at United, three months on from reaching the play-off final.

But the centre back knows it can change quickly.

He said: “It’s early doors and I don’t really look at the table now.

“We all feel we’re not meant to be down at the bottom of the table, but it’s football and it happens.

“We know what we need to work on.

“Things aren’t going well for us – whether that’s luck, mistakes, whatever – but we’re an honest group.

“We give 100 per cent and I’m sure things will start turning round soon.

“There’s no early panic.”

It has been a start to the season plagued by a catalogue of freakish incidents, the latest of which was an eye problem which saw Cameron Brannagan admitted to hospital on Friday.

On the pitch United have largely performed well, but have taken nothing from the last two games despite creating more than the opposition.

Moore said: “I feel like the luck isn’t going for us, but I also feel like we need to make our own luck.

“There are things we need to work on as a team and we’ve made them clear in the dressing room after the game.

“We need to win. Performances are great, we’d love to have a great one every week but the most important thing is the three points.”

It heightens the need to get positive results from back-to-back home games this week.

While there will be much attention on Saturday’s derby clash with Swindon Town, for the moment United view MK Dons’ visit tomorrow as the key fixture.

Moore said: “I know what it means to Oxford to beat Swindon, that’s massive, but the biggest game at the minute is Milton Keynes on Tuesday.”