'It's still in our hands' says Oxford United Head CoachHead Coach Michael Appleton was frustrated to only pick up a draw at Newport last night, but also able to see the bigger picture as a point kept the U’s in the automatic promotion places.
“The only disappointment was to be ahead and then let them back in, but we have so many injuries and illnesses at the minute and we will have to see how useful that point becomes in three games time” he told Yellow Player HD.
“I think we have seven players missing, six of whom would most likely be in our starting eleven, but I’m not going to make excuses. I won’t do that. We have some decent young players who deserve their opportunity and are going to get that now.
“I don’t think we are feeling the pressure any more than the other teams around us. We have scored a lot of goals this year, which helps the goal difference, and we have the opportunity to keep things in our own hands. We want to make sure that going into the Wycombe game on the last day then that is still the case.
“We will wrap people up in cotton wool and try and get one or two players back on the pitch and see where we are. It’s a big game on Saturday, against Hartlepool, but it’s at home and another big crowd can really help us.”
See the whole interview in Yellow Player HD along with extended highlights.
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