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Gavin Whyte looks for the U's to bounce back at Roots Hall

4 October 2018

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Oxford United winger Gavin Whyte has been looking ahead to Saturday’s game at Southend in iFollow.

Last minute heartbreak at home to Luton hurt all of the United players on Tuesday but the Northern Irish winger, who is quickly becoming a fans favourite at the U’s, believes that results will turn as they prepare for the trip to Southend on Saturday.

“We’ve not had a great start, we know that” he said. “We have been playing some good football in matches but the game is won and lost in both boxes so we have to sharpen up. We will get it right, and if we keep working then a result is going to come our way soon I’m sure, hopefully this weekend.”

There was good news for Gavin this week with a call up to the Northern Ireland squad to face Austria and Bosnia Herzegovina, a reward both for his fine form for the U’s and his debut goal against Israel last month

“I’m looking forward to it” he said. “I scored on my debut and that was all about keeping my place and impressing the Manager, which I hope I did. So I want to thank him for calling me into the squad again. There is a big bit of me not wanting to miss the Oxford game at home to Plymouth because that is a big game, but it’s also a great chance to play international football and I want to try and impress again.”

United’s players have trained hard and rallied round after defeat against the Hatters in midweek, with Gavin echoing Curtis Nelson’s comments after the game this week that it is time for the players to start picking up points now and climbing the table

“We are a very close group, the staff and the players and the results have hurt us” Gavin said. “We are a confident group and we have good players here but we can’t keep asking for time; we know we have to take responsibility for the results as well but all we can do is keep working, stick together, and results will come soon enough if we do that.”

See the whole interview in iFollow

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