Cameron Brannagan came off the bench to convert an injury time penalty that earned Oxford United a 2-2 draw with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
Brannagan missed the previous two games with a flu bug but came back into the squad and held his nerve to convert the third penalty of a dramatic encounter.
“I’m feeling a lot better now than I was” he told iFollow. “I was rough and it wasn’t nice but it was nice to get back training and then be in the squad today
“I was always going to take the penalty. It’s something I’ve practiced for a long time now and always will so I am confident stepping up and taking them. It was a little bit of a pressure situation and I did feel that a little bit but I was confident I was going to score and lucky enough it went in.
“The first penalty, Marcus slipped and it was a mistake but I’d probably say it was a penalty. The second one, 100% no. The third, Sparky said he took him down so that’s two out of three were penalties. We’ll never give up. It wasn’t nice to be 2-1 down, very frustrating, but the way we responded and kept going was good and that paid off when we got the goal to equalise.
“I think we’d definitely done enough to win it, especially in the first half. I thought the boys were great and we created some good chances. We need to be clinical and confident when we get into those good areas. We spoke about that after the game and we know what we need to do now.
“We are already looking to Tuesday; Saturday is gone, we take the point and we move on to Lincoln away.”
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