ACCRINGTON Stanley wideman Jordan Clark believes the Reds are adapting well to life in League One ahead of the trip to Oxford United tonight.

John Coleman's side picked up a draw at home to Charlton Athletic on Saturday afternoon and have four points on the board from their opening three games.

Clark and Coleman both felt as though the hosts could have pinched a victory over the Addicks such was the way the Reds finished the game but the winger, who netted his first goal of the season to cancel out Karlan Grant's opener, believes the result shows Stanley will compete at this level.

“It’s a learning curve though, we are getting better every game and more confident, we have just got to keep going," said the 24-year-old.

"We are playing better sides in this league, the players are bigger and stronger and it is quicker so you have to improve all over the pitch but I think we are doing okay. I think we will get better each game.

"We don't just want to avoid relegation, we want to have a really good go."

Stanley sit firmly in mid-table ahead of the trip to the Kassam Stadium where they will face an Oxford side who have yet to pick up a point from their opening three fixtures and were beaten 4-1 by Portsmouth last time out.

And Clark is relishing the clash, the second of three this week.

"It will be a long trip but we seem to do well away from home and we are looking forward to it. The more games the better and we will go there looking for three points."

Clark netted nine times as the Reds won the League Two title last season and was pleased to get off the mark for this term with his goal against Charlton.

“For me, it’s nice to be off the mark," he added. "I should have scored before this in the first two games, but that will stand me in good stead. It’s more about the results though.

“We beat Bristol Rovers last week, should have won today and I think we have shown that we are more than capable of playing in this league.

“We know we are good enough to be here, it’s a big step up but we will thrive.

“I was so happy to see the ball hit the back of the net for the equaliser as you do start believing it won’t be your day when the chances aren’t going in.

“The ball dropped nicely for me, it was a huge relief, and I was disappointed we didn’t win to be honest.

“I thought we did enough to win it. They are a good side, they will be up there by the end of the season so there are a lot of positives to take."