Oxford United captain Jake Wright determined to improve

Oxford United captain Jake Wright says he is determined to improve despite being recognised with a player of the month nomination in League Two.

The centre-back has received plaudits for his displays this season but says he is striving to get even better.

"I want to keep improving and being consistent and I want to keep getting high marks and doing well for the team," Wright told BBC Radio Oxford.

"I just need to stay fit and hopefully the form can continue."

Jake Wright's career

  • 2005-2006: Bradford City
  • 2005: Halifax Town (loan)
  • 2006-2008: Halifax Town
  • 2008-2009: Crawley Town
  • 2009-2010: Brighton & Hove Albion
  • 2009-2010: Oxford United (loan)
  • 2010: Oxford United

There has been double recognition for Oxford United in the Football League's monthly award nominations with boss Chris Wilder nominated for the League Two manager of month.

But it is the form of 26-year-old Wright that has been a feature of their early season success.

"I want to be in a winning team first and foremost, but obviously if I am playing well myself I'll be happy with that," he said.

"I think we started the season very well. We kept four clean sheets, but then we went to Leeds and got beaten and the last couple of game in the league I've been disappointed with.

"I've been happy with my own performances but there are things that I want to do better and I'll be working on them in training."

Wright also paid tribute to his team-mates at the Kassam Stadium, who he feels have helped earn him the nomination.

"The lads around me have been excellent so I just need to stay fit and hopefully the form can continue," said the former Brighton man.

"I was really happy with the Swindon game but then really disappointed with the Exeter game and in particular the fourth goal which I thought was an individual mistake."