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REACTION: Robinson on Plymouth

Karl's thoughts as United progress in the FA Cup

3 December 2018

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Oxford United await tonight’s draw for the FA Cup third round after a fine win at Plymouth Argyle on Saturday.

James Henry and Cameron Brannagan fired the U’s past Plymouth at Home Park and Manager Karl Robinson can’t wait to see who comes out of the hat tonight.

“I am very proud of my players once again and how we conducted ourselves” he told iFollow. “We played well in the second half in particular and we are through: all that matters is that we are through.

"We are in the third round and the big boys come in. December will be busy and the cup game will move the Barnsley game back at the start of January but whatever competition it is we have some big games coming up, but we are really happy today.”

The one downside to the win came when Cameron Brannagan was booked for celebrating his goal with the United fans, something Karl feels should not be punished.

“The Plymouth fans are fantastic but ours are just as good- that’s a 425 mile round trip and costs them a lot of money to get here and get in and whatever and they were brilliant.

“And yet our players can’t celebrate with our fans? We’re trying to connect with those fans so why separate ourselves in this country from the rest of the world when we have the most passionate fans in the world. Cameron can’t play in the next round of the competition now but when you look at some of the challenges in a very physical game during the game that didn’t lead to a card. It can’t be right.

“But that aside our great run continues, other than that little blip at Bradford which we have bounced back well from, and and we go back home to Oxford with a spring in our step.”

See the full interview and highlights all in iFollow right now.

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