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27 November 2013

Chris Wilder looks back at last night's game

Against Newport County last night United created some good chances but ended up drawing blank in a goalless draw that keeps the U's at the head of Sky Bet League 2. We asked manager Chris Wilder his thoughts on the game:

"It was a frustrating night. We possibly should have gone ahead pretty early in the game, especially in the first half. We were disappointed to go in at half time not leading. It was very stop-start but not from our point of view. We tried to get the game going and flowing but obviously it kept getting broken up in various parts of the game.

"There was plenty of effort and plenty of endeavour. I’d like to have seen Sean Rigg on the pitch because he would definitely have given us an outlet there but Josh and Callum mixed the game up and that’s the story of the night."

With results elsewhere largely going in Oxford's favour, the U's remain top of the table going into a difficult trip to Fleetwood on Saturday. Chris was philosophical about the result, telling us: "We didn’t really gain much on Saturday and we’ve managed to stick another point onto the total. We’ll have to go to Fleetwood on Saturday and hopefully keep our superb away record intact. I don’t think we’ve had an okay start, I think it’s been an absolutely superb start with the things that we’re having to cope with. 

"Kits has been really unlucky with two or three fantastic passes that on another day could have got Beano in. We’ve had two or three things, especially in the first half, that flashed across the face of the goal, so it was just not our night."

You can hear the full interview right now on Yellow Player.

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