MAINTAINING Oxford United’s strong home form is the priority for Ryan Ledson when Walsall visit today.

Pep Clotet’s side are one of seven teams in Sky Bet League One yet to taste defeat in front of their own fans.

It has kept them in the top half of the table and after working hard to build momentum at the Kassam Stadium over the first four games, Ledson does not want to let it go lightly.

The midfielder said: “That’s what we spoke about before the season started, to make sure the home form was really good.

“When you look at Bradford last year, they were unbeaten at home all season and it helped get them into the play-offs.

“One of the main things we’ll be looking for is to try to stay unbeaten at home.”

Today’s visitors in theory offer United a good opportunity to extend their unbeaten run.

Walsall have played 15 league games since their previous win on the road, on Boxing Day.

But the Saddlers proved a tough nut for the U’s to crack last season, with both games finishing all square.

Up front they will have a familiar face, in the form of Tyler Roberts.

The teenager did not start a league game on loan at United in the first half of last year, before leaving to join struggling Shrewsbury Town, where he was a regular.

Ledson is well aware the highly-rated West Bromwich Albion youngster will be full of motivation to make his mark.

He said: “From my experience of playing against Walsall, they are a really hard-working team.

“They like to go back to front very quickly and now they’ve got Tyler up front.

“We all know what he’s like – on his day he can cause anyone problems.

“He’s a young lad and will be really up for it.

“He will be wanting to come to the Kassam to prove a point I think.

“I saw him every day in training and he’s a really top lad.

“We’ll have to be on our guard to mark him.”