Oxford manager Chris Wilder insists he does not feel under pressure, despite the Us run of four straight league defeats.

A 2-1 loss at Cheltenham on Tuesday night saw Oxford fall five places to 16th in the npower League Two standings.

"I don't think my position is under threat at all," said Wilder. "It is all about where you finish at the end of the season, we are not in the bottom three and there is a long way to go."

He added: "Last season we had eight points after six games, before this game we had nine and were recently jumping through hoops after beating Swindon away from home for the first time in 38 years.

"If you lose games going out the back door, getting absolutely hammered in terms of possession then you are under pressure. But I have been in the game a long time and I know that if we keep producing this type of performance this sort of result will soon turn into a win.

"I can accept it [the Cheltenham result] because unlike Saturday, the level of commitment was spot on. We pushed a very good team hard and there was not a lot in the game. There's no getting away from it being a disappointing period for us at the moment but I am certain that if we continue to show the same levels of commitment and desire, a win is just round the corner."

Long-range efforts from Darren Carter and Shaun Harrad put Cheltenham in control before Peter Leven pulled a goal back from the penalty spot. Town assistant manager Neil Howarth was satisfied with both the result and his team's performance.

"People will look at the score and see a bog-standard home win, but it takes so much effort and determination to get that win," said Howarth. "In a way I am glad that for that last 10 minutes we couldn't just see the game off easily. We had to dig in and do things we haven't had to do this season.

"We deserved the result we got on Saturday, and we deserved what we got here. Although I thought it could have been a penalty, it probably wasn't. But I understood why the ref gave it. No matter how much you dominate a game, if you are only one goal in front then anything can happen.

"For the last 10 minutes they were able to put balls into the box, the goalkeeper came up for a corner, and it just takes one lucky break to fall their way and it is 2-2. The lads were determined to put Saturday's result behind them, they did well in training on Monday and there was no way they were going to concede at the end."