Manager set for Tuesday's big game
United return ton home league action tonight as they welcome Burton Albion to the Kassam Stadium. The U’s have not had a home league game since New Year’s Day but are chomping at the bit to take on a Brewers side who are firmly in the play-off chasing pack.
“It’s a good opportunity for us but we’re not underestimating the task against a side that are going well” manager Chris Wilder told Yellow Player. “We have set standards over the last few weeks but Saturday at Fleetwood wasn’t good enough, and from speaking to the players afterwards they know that they weren’t anywhere near where they were when they won the last four games on the trot.
“We have been pretty tight at the back and not giving a lot away but we gave Fleetwood a massive boost at poor times for us. If you don’t win enough headers and tackles and then when you get the ball you don’t pass it well enough or open teams up then you’re going to make it hard for yourself. Maybe it’s a bit of a reality check to say that we can’t afford a day off, and the players will be reminded of that, although I’m sure they will be saying that themselves anyway”.
United get an early chance to make amends for that slip up at Fleetwood and with just two fixtures in League Two tonight have the ideal opportunity to make their mark on the league table:
“We have to get back on and get going again and because there are only a couple of games on the night it is a big opportunity to pull a couple of the teams ahead of us back into the pack. We have done OK at home so we need to keep that going. We enjoy playing here and we have to make that count”
United welcome James Constable back after suspension, with the Manager happy to have one of his most potent attackers available again:
“We still feel aggrieved that we have not been able to select him for the last few games but we are delighted to have one of our best players who was bang in form back.”
See the full interview in Yellow Player right now then hear the whole game live.