JEROME Sinclair was thrilled to deliver in front of goal as his brace steered Oxford United to a victory against Scunthorpe United.

The striker had netted one league game in 35 appearances during his career, but headed two goals in the space of 15 minutes.

It was the difference in a 2-1 win which kept the U's clear of the Sky Bet League One relegation zone.

Sinclair said: "It was a very tough game. They made it difficult for us in the first half but we managed to battle on through it and got the result in the end.

"In the situation we’re in it definitely doesn’t matter who puts the ball in the back of the net, but obviously I’m buzzing I was able to do that for the team and help the lads get the three points.

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"It’s the first time I’ve got two goals in a game, so I’m over the moon.

"Those two balls in were on a plate for me - that’s the stuff you dream about as a striker.

"I was just happy I could get on the end of them and put them in the back of the net.

"The second one probably pleased me more, just getting across the man and getting a strong head on it.

"It was probably the more difficult of the two, so I was very happy with that."

The result came on the back of the 1-0 win at Blackpool a week ago, sealing United's first successive victories in the league since April.

With Bristol Rovers also winning, only three points would have kept the U's out of the bottom four.

Sinclair said: "The gaffer was saying all week we needed to go that extra mile to get back-to-back wins.

"We knew we hadn’t managed to do that this season, so that was the aim and we’re happy we could complete the mission really."