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U's 'Heading In The Right Direction'

Simon Eastwood happy as U's pick up a point

22 October 2018

Oxford United picked up another useful point on the road with a 0-0 draw at Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

“It felt a bit like a game of two halves” keeper Simon Eastwood told iFollow after the game. “First half we were good, second half they were and it turned around in terms of which team was creating the chances. But it’s the sort of game that a few weeks ago we might easily have lost so it was good to make sure we kept the clean sheet and got a point out of it.

“We dug in when we needed to. If you do that as a back five then you are giving your strikers a chance to score a winner at the other end; I though Jamie Mackie had a good game up top for us. So over all it feels like we are going in the right direction. That’s three clean sheets in a row so definitely something to build on and take into what will be another big game on Tuesday away at Charlton. We have to try and get something out of that and then win our home games, with Shrewsbury at home on Saturday and a big crowd.”

Typically modest, there was also the little matter of a ‘worldy’ from Easty as he somehow diverted a Tom Nichols effort on to the bar…

“I was pleased with that one!” he confessed. “It went to the back post and my body weight was going the wrong way but I managed to stick a leg out and get it up on to the bar. Then I was just hoping someone helped me and Curtis Nelson did, throwing himself in front of the follow up. So I have to be happy with the save, happy with the clean sheet and over all happy with a point away from home.”

See the full interview, reaction from Karl Robinson and Rob Dickie and full highlights, all in iFollow.


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