Oxford United picked up a point at Yeovil yesterday as they dominated much of the game without being able to find a way past a resolute Glovers defence. Head Coach Michael Appleton was pleased with the commitment and performance from his side if a little frustrated with the result.
“We came across a side fighting for their lives and we came across an inspired goalkeeper who rightly got Man of the Match” Michael told Yellow Player HD. “It’s hard to be critical of the players because the performance was very good, we created numerous opportunities and if we continue to play in that vein the draws will turn into victories.”
United racked up 21 shots at goal but it was three good chances at the end of the first 45 minutes that Michael believes were costly.
“I think the three or four chances in injury time at the end of the first half were the key ones” he said. “They were big moments for us; I know you’ve got a second half to go again but if you go in 1-0 up at half time that is a massive game changer for us because Yeovil have to come out at us.”
United remain in the promotion places and now regroup and prepare for a trip to Notts County on Saturday. Michael believes his players will be fully focussed once more as they head for Meadow Lane.
“Everyone knows we work to boxes of five games” he said. “We have five points so far and have the opportunity to get the eight that we crave. The players have given themselves the opportunity to do that after the disappointment at Wycombe. They will lick their wounds for a couple of days while they enjoy a deserved rest then we will come in and be ready to go again.”
See the full interview as well as the thoughts of Alex MacDonald, plus extended highlights in Yellow Player HD