MATT Bevans has revealed Oxford United’s players held a constructive discussion in the changing room on Monday night about how to correct their form.

A 3-0 defeat at Southend United was a blow in Gary Waddock’s first game as head coach.

But instead of an angry response after the final whistle, the new man asked for the players to voice their opinions.

Bevans said: “We didn’t know what to expect.

“We had a chat afterwards for about 30 minutes and spoke about where we thought it went wrong and where we could rectify it.”

He added: “He could’ve shouted at us, but he didn’t think it was the right thing.

“It’s his methods, I’m sure they’ve worked before and they’ll work here.”

Bevans, who could again start at right back against Dagenham tomorrow, is hoping the dialogue will lead to a good result in east London.

He said: “We conceded two early goals which gave us a mountain to climb, but all the boys are looking forward to putting it right on Saturday.”