ELLIOT Lee has been instrumental in Oxford United’s strong end to the season – and he is also the man behind their creative new celebration.

U’s players mimed playing a saxophone after the Luton Town loanee made it 3-0 against Burton Albion on Sunday, a win that secured their Sky Bet League One play-off place.

The same celebration came out against Plymouth Argyle on April 24, after Matty Taylor put United 3-1 up.

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U’s fans have been keen to discover the meaning behind the moves, and Lee revealed it stems from his own playlist.

The 26-year-old said: “We were on the coach going to an away game.

“I put my music on and it was a saxophone playlist.

“A few of the lads asked whose music it was, I said it was mine and they said ‘get it on in the changing room’.

“Ever since, we’ve been in great form and only lost one or two games.

“We said that if we were out of sight we’d do it, luckily it happened at the weekend.

“I brought the saxophone playlist in and the staff and players loved it.

“We’ve been doing it before every game and it’s paying off at the minute.”

The forward cannot recall which match United were travelling to when his playlist was discovered, but it has been the soundtrack to an impressive run of form.

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The U’s won six of their last seven League One games to claim sixth place on the final day, setting up a play-off semi-final with Blackpool next week.

“It’s a whole album, it’s really good to be honest,” winger Mide Shodipo added.

“We feel like it’s our good luck charm, so all the boys are buzzing off that.

“We play it before the game and after when we win.”

Lee has started United’s last eight matches, having struggled to shake off a knee problem in March.

He has found the net with regularity in that time, with only Matty Taylor matching his tally of four goals.

Those strikes have come from the right flank, where Lee’s narrower role allows him to support United’s No 9 in the penalty area.

He said: “I’ve grown up as a striker and I was a goalscorer when I was younger.

“Just because I play a bit deeper or wider doesn’t mean I don’t want to score goals – when I come off the pitch and I haven’t scored I’m not happy.

“I like getting myself in the box and it has started to pay off.”