Boss Karl Robinson wants the fans to get behind his Oxford United side as we prepare for two big home games over the next ten days.
United made it nine games unbeaten with another great win at Rotherham on Saturday and now welcome Rochdale in the League and Sunderland in the Carabao Cup, with a place in the quarter finals at stake.
“It was a great game and I think we showed a different side at a place where I said before was likely to be one of the most difficult places for us to come and play" he said. "We stood up to the challenge today and the Board deserve credit because they backed us and at both ends of the pitch we had outstanding performances from players we brought in this summer: I thought Elliott Moore was terrific at the back and just as important as what Matty Taylor did for us up front.
“We missed a few chances and could have been sat there with 15 minutes to go with a comfortable lead but Easty made a great save right at the end to keep it at 2-1: he is a very good goalkeeper. But we got the ball into great areas and we are a good side when we are right.
“Now we have two big home games and I am asking people to put bums on seats. If you come on a weekly basis then tell your friends. If you are staying away from the stadium for whatever reason then put those reasons to one side. This is your club so why can’t people come back and watch their team?
“Why can’t people come and support us and bring families and friends? I don’t care what happened before or why people stopped coming. I care about where we want to take the football club, commercially, behind the scenes, the Academy where the staff are doing fantastic work, there is so much good stuff going on for the greater good of Oxfordshire so for Rochdale and Sunderland get yourself there and get behind your team. It’s not my team, it’s the fans' and the players are playing with a pride and a passion that our fans always show on the terraces every single week. We play with the same buzz that fans expect from their team
“And with that in mind I want to dedicate the game to Womble because everything he stood for was in that performance: the desire, the love of the club and the togetherness, the camaraderie and going against the grain sometimes. We had everything in our game that he would have loved to see. So that performance was for him and for his family. Hopefully he was looking down on us and proud of our performance today.”
Get behind the U’s. Tickets are available for Rochdale right now as well as the Sunderland game where prices have been reduced in all areas. You heard what the boss said; come along and support the U’s.
Visit www.oufctickets.co.uk or call 01865 337533 to be part of it.