Oxford United head for Bradford on Saturday looking to extend a nine game unbeaten run that was extended by a 3-0 win at Forest Green on Tuesday night in the FA Cup.
United’s impressive run is in stark contrast to Bradford’s current form, but Manager Karl Robinson told iFollow this morning that the form tables means nothing at Valley Parade:
“I think people will maybe be looking at the form that both teams have been on and that we are both doing very differently, but in this game that we love so much it won’t be what you foresee. So we have to make sure that we are ready and that we follow the recovery protocol that we have and that the players are fit, excited for the game, travel well and are fully prepared.
“Bradford went to extra time on Tuesday and I saw the extra time this morning and it was a very tense game. I spoke to Gary Waddock the Aldershot manager and he was very complimentary about how hard his team worked, but said that Bradford were some very talented players and they are a good side.
“I enjoy going there, it’s a proper English football ground and they have had great players there. Those fans saw them playing in the Premier League not so long ago and saw them beating the likes of Arsenal so they are a big club in this league with a fantastic history. But we are going there trying to build a new Oxford United. We will try and play, try and do the right things, but we are evolving as a team and learning how to adapt. Some of our best performances have been away from home but not translated in to wins in the league.
“Things haven’t fallen our way in league games away from home so far but we will be doing all we can to make it happen on Saturday, backed once again by our own fans who have been brilliant all season.”
See the full interview in iFollow along with a Preview Show that features Cameron Brannagan and Jamie Mackie.