KARL Robinson warned there is more to come from Oxford United after his side’s 4-0 victory at Southend United.

Matty Taylor’s first-minute strike and James Henry’s effort put the U’s on course for a first success at Roots Hall since 2003.

Quickfire goals from Taylor and Dan Agyei, his first for the club, sealed the win late on as the U’s returned to the Sky Bet League One play-off places.

After 11 days without a game, United picked up where they left off to stretch their unbeaten run to 15 matches in all competitions.

But with the two late goals adding gloss to the scoreline, Robinson admitted he was not completely satisfied by the visitors’ performance.

The head coach said: “We weren’t at our best, but our shape was brilliant.

“Our game plan was to be a little bit deeper than usual, to have a turnover so we could have some explosive passing forward.

“I think all the players did that, but it wasn’t pretty.

“I’m just thankful that we got the three points, that was a big win for us.

“We’ve put this one to bed and it’s important we ticked it off.”

Only John Mousinho, Anthony Forde and Mark Sykes had featured for United since the 2-0 Emirates FA Cup win over Hayes & Yeading on November 10.

But the break, enforced by the postponement of the previous weekend’s game against Ipswich Town, was welcomed by an injury-hit U’s squad.

There were fears the treatment room would get busier when Shandon Baptiste withdrew from the starting line-up with a stiff groin before kick off, although Robinson confirmed the issue is not serious.

With midfielders Cameron Brannagan, George Thorne and Jamie Hanson all out, Forde stepped into centre midfield to replace Baptiste.

He performed admirably as United weathered a spell of Southend pressure in the second half before closing out victory.

Five players remain sidelined and Robinson credited United’s strength in depth for continuing their unbeaten run.

He said: “We’re having a mini injury crisis ourselves.

“So we’re a little bit down to the bare bones, but for some reason we keep winning.

“To not have four or five players and still bring on Dan Agyei and Hally (Rob Hall) shows we do have a good squad.

“Everybody fights and we love being around each other.”