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THE VERDICT: Karl Robinson on Coventry Win

Head Coach delighted as U's win at the Ricoh

25 March 2019

Head Coach Karl Robinson was not getting carried away despite his Oxford United side moving to their highest league position of the season on Saturday.

A 1-0 win at Coventry lifted the U’s to 13th in Sky Bet League 1 but Karl was determined not to let emotions run too high after Curtis Nelson's winner.

“Nobody should get carried away” he told iFollow. "There is a calmness and a calculated way we are doing things and we will just stay on an even keel.

“We weren’t good today. We were poor in the things you usually need to do to win games, but was it luck that got us that win or was it that our goalkeeper is top drawer? He certainly is that. We have gone on a run at a good time; I think that’s four wins in the last six games, and to do that at this stage of the season is great from the players. To get 13 points right now, because there was a draw in there as well, leaves us in a relatively good position. 

“It was Family Away Day and the fans and everyone here deserved the win. We were so determined to keep a clean sheet and you have to have that to win. Winning is the hardest things to do; you have to have certain qualities within you and you need the unity that really shone through today. All of them were determined to give four or five percent more and determined not to let the person next to them down.

“I thought the substitutions calmed the game down. Jerome Sinclair took the game in behind their defence and James Henry and John Mousinho did really well; Ahmed Kashi and Cameron Brannagan were brilliant today and we looked very solid and now we move on to a big game at home to Wycombe on Saturday.”

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