Lewis: Bury in false position
Mickey Lewis feels lowly Bury provided one of the toughest tests Oxford have faced this season after holding them to a 1-1 draw.
New-look Bury are bidding to climb away from the drop zone and Craig Jones gave the hosts a 56th-minute lead.
Josh Ruffels then struck two minutes later to claim his first senior goal and earn a point for third-placed Oxford.
"You have to be aware of the opposition sometimes and Bury are definitely in a false position," said Lewis. "They've had a big turn- over in players and I really think they're one of the best sides we've played.
"I think we counter-acted them well in the first half because they played three up front, with two out wide. They're a good side and we made it hard for them, but they made it hard for us at times because they keep passing it.
"Josh got in at the back post and fair play to him, he got up early to head in the equaliser. Then we made the substitutions and I thought Dave Kitson and David Connolly looked impressive. Connolly nearly got in a couple of times.
"In the last six league games we've won three and drawn three so that's good form, we just need to keep that going."