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PREVIEW Karl Looks Ahead To Fleetwood

U's look for first win over the Cod Army

5 September 2019

Oxford United head for Fleetwood Town on Saturday looking to end an eight game run without a win against the Cod Army.

United have picked up just two points from a possible 24 since Chris Wilder’s team first took on Fleetwood in January 2013.

“That’s just football and weirdly my own record against Fleetwood is pretty good!” Karl Robinson told iFollow earlier today. United have been playing well this season and travel north in good spirits.

“Take away the three games in one week and our performances have been sensational” Karl said. “Maybe not the Burton game, but in every other game we have been the better team for long periods in the game. You won’t do that all season and there have been games where we know we have been naive on things and can be better. There are aspects of our game we need to improve but that starts with us and we know that we want to work as a group to keep getting better.

“We have the ability to create chances and that’s the way we want to try and play: a one club philosophy that goes right through all our teams through to the Academy. You should be able to see it whenever you see anyone wearing our shirt.”

United will be without Matty Taylor due to a groin injury but the striker may not be too far away from a return now.

“Still too early but we hope he will train next week” Karl confirmed. “The players will get a couple of days off because we don’t have a midweek game. It has been a busy period but I am proud of what they have achieved. They give me everything every single week and leave everything on the pitch. I can’t ask for anything more from them. So we want a big push on Saturday and then a little mini break before we are raring to go again the following Saturday.”

See the full interview in iFollow


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