Head Coach Karl Robinson is looking for the fans to help his side when Oxford United welcome Sunderland to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.
With a 10,000 crowd expected there will be a fantastic atmosphere and Karl is looking for the U’s’ fans to get behind his team against a Black Cats team who are chasing promotion back to the Championship.
“The fans will create a very intense atmosphere” he told iFollow earlier today. “We just want everyone to stick together. We are a unified group who will go in to the game at 3 o’clock together, and help each other all game. We are still changing as a football club and if there was a documentary crew filming behind the scenes here this season they would have a remarkable story! It has brought us all very close and if everyone stays that way then we know we can get a very important win.
“Someone called Sunderland the Galacticos of this league and their squad is unbelievable for this division. They have players all over the pitch that should be playing higher than League 1. But they aren’t running away with it and like any other team we play this year we know they are beatable.
“We don’t talk too much about the opposition; their league standing shows you how good they are and the names on the backs of their shirts shows that they have tremendous experience and ability available. But our objective is to put another defeat on their record and more importantly win the game for ourselves, but we know it is going to be one of the hardest challenges of the year against a very talented team with matchwinners all over the pitch.
“That’s a challenge we pride oursleves on rising to. It’s frustrating that we haven’t found greater consistency, but look at the home games against Portsmouth and Barnsley, or Luton who beat us with the last kick of the game; we feel we have performed well against the top sides, and that’s what we have to continue to do this weekend.”
See the full interview plus a chat with Rob Dickie in iFollow.
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