Oxford United's Jon-Paul Pittman eyes league progress

Jon-Paul Pittman
Pittman is a product of the Aston Villa youth academy

Oxford United's latest signing Jon-Paul Pittman says he is relishing the chance to help the U's progress in League Two next season.

The 24-year-old striker joined Oxford from Wycombe last Thursday.

"I'm itching to play and help Oxford get to where I think they should be, which is a couple of leagues higher up than they are now," he told BBC Oxford.

"Hopefully I can settle in nice and quick and kick on and score some goals," he added.

Pittman scored 14 goals in 77 league appearances for the Chairboys, including the equaliser in the dramatic 2-2 draw with United at the Kassam Stadium in April.

But he now wants to put the past behind him and focus on achieving success with Oxford.

"I've done alright in the couple of games I played against Oxford, but you take that with a pinch of salt. That's football and I'm here now and I want to do well with Oxford," he said.

"I always thought this was a big club and I've spoken to former players and they always said how nice it is to play here, with the supporters and the nice pitch, so I'm just happy to be a part of that."