Sean Rigg backs Oxford United to bounce back

New Oxford United signing Sean Rigg believes the club can recover from missing out on promotion and go up next season.

The U's looked certainties for the play-offs before a dramatic end-of-season collapse saw them miss out.

But Rigg, who completed his signing from Port Vale on Tuesday, believes they can bounce back next term.

"I wouldn't have come here if I didn't think they could go up next season," Rigg told BBC Radio Oxford.

The 23-year-old scored 10 times for Port Vale last season, including one against the U's, and says he can see huge potential at Oxford.

"It's a big club on an upward curve and that is obvious to a lot of people," he added.

"They were unfortunate to miss out on the play-offs last season and I'm sure with a bit of a push they can get there this year and I'm looking forward to being a part of that."

U's boss Chris Wilder admitted on Tuesday he had been tracking Rigg for some time and the former Port Vale man says that is a boost to his confidence.

Rigg added: "We have a good strong squad, you need competition for places, and hopefully next season players can stay fit.

"There is always pressure, but I am confident in my own ability and I cannot wait to get cracking."