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Constable's lifted by DVD collection
James Constable believes he is getting back to his best after a new pre-match ritual helped restore the striker’s confidence.
The 28-year-old opened the scoring in Oxford United’s 3-1 win at Wycombe Wanderers with a terrific long-range effort.
It was his only his second goal of the campaign and his first in npower League Two for eight months.
Constable has struggled for form during that period, but has steadily improved over the last few games.
It has coincided with the U’s compiling a DVD of the striker’s goals for the club, which he now watches before every game.
He said: “As a forward it’s a lot to do with confidence and you do find it hard, especially when you hear how long it’s been since you last scored.
“In the morning of every game since I’ve watched the DVD just as a little reminder, it’s worked the last few games so I’ll keep doing it and hopefully more goals come.
“There was obviously a spell when I was in and out of the team and struggling for goals, maybe I wasn’t as confident as I was before. “It makes you lose that edge of going and hunting defenders and that sort of stuff.
“But watching the DVD and having meetings with the gaffer (and coaching staff), they have told me what they want and it makes it clear for me to go out and do whatever is needed – getting myself back to how I was before.
“Hopefully with a few more goals I’ll be back to my best.”