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Karl Robinson gets ready for the new season

2 August 2018

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Manager Karl Robinson is determined that his players bring success to Oxford United over the next 12 months

The U’s are at St George’s Park today training ahead of the game at Barnsley on Saturday and Karl told iFollow that he is determined that the U’s make the most of the opportunity they have this season.

“It’s exciting” he said. “Every fan of every club should be excited right now and thinking it might be their year. But in reality only 3% of those fans will see their team have success. We just hope we will be in that small percentage and that we can make fans happy and proud of our team.

“We are ultra-excited and I want to say a massive thank you to all the staff and all the players as well as all the fans who have supported us over the last four or five weeks. It has been a lot of hard work for everyone but the more they have pushed themselves the more they will achieve and the more they prevent injuries.

“It has been hard but it has never been silly- it has always been under control.

“We know, and the players know, what we expect. We all have a strong desire to be successful as a group.

“Let’s not waste a year. You only remember the successful years so don’t waste a year of a short career. To be successful is difficult. The hardest choice you have to make as a sportsman is to be successful. Losing is easy. It happens if you just turn up. But winning takes a lot more hard work, application and dedication away from the games. That’s why it is harder to achieve and why it means so much.

“But we are willing to put our bodies on the line and do whatever it takes to bring success to this football club over the next 12 months.”

See the whole interview plus the thoughts of Simon Eastwood, Curtis Nelson and Cameron Brannagan, all in iFollow right now.

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