Oxford United head for Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night looking to make up for letting a three goal advantage slip at Scunthorpe at the weekend.
First Team Coach Shaun Derry insists that a3-3 draw at Glanford Park should have been a win, but is pleased that the U’s have a chance to make amends at Adams Park:
“It was disappointing to go away from home and be 3-0 up after what was a very strong performance and then to come away with just one point: that was very frustrating” he told iFollow earlier today.
“You get into that position and know you should be coming back with all three points, and with hindsight we maybe could have managed some situations better, but then on the back of the troubled start that we had to the season and then to put a six game unbeaten run together is testament to the hard work that is going on here every day.
“There are some huge games coming up, but the good thing about it is we have another game so quickly after, at Wycombe in the Checkatrade. That’s what we have to focus on now.”
A win would see United through to the knock out stages and perhaps start fans dreaming of another Wembley day out - something that Shaun admits he perhaps took for granted during his playing career:
“I played there once as an 18-year-old. It was my 12th ever game and I was thinking ‘I can’t wait to play here again’ and it never happened!
“So what a great opportunity. Obviously you want to go as far as you possibly can in the competition as a player, and there is a financial reward for the club as well. Plus maybe if you haven’t been playing you get a chance to come in to the side, get the shirt, and try and keep it. That should be one of the objectives on Tuesday night.”
See the whole interview in iFollow right now.