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THE VERDICT: Robinson on Gillingham

Karl proud of his players as United pick up a point at Priestfield

20 January 2020

Oxford United picked up another point with a draw at Gillingham on Saturday and boss Karl Robinson was happy enough despite feeling that his side might have had more.

"I thought we were the better team and had the better chances but you are always going to be under pressure when you come here” he told iFollow. “No matter where you are on the pitch the next pass is always going to go into the box but I don’t remember Easty making a save other than one at the near post where he had to dive in.
“The penalty was stupid and he didn’t need to dive in he has to learn that part of the game but I thought we were the ones pushing for the win at the end. What can I have a go at my players for today? 
“When you look at the run they have been on and the performance it was always going to be difficult but I thought the way our players conducted themselves was impeccable. To come here without Cameron Brannagan, James Henry, Matty Taylor, Ben Woodburn…and we are still hanging in there and we just need to get through January by working our socks off. Nothing is unachievable so keep looking upwards, never down.
“If people had offered us this a year ago I would have shook their hand and walked away. The fans were brilliant again. They supported us and looked after the players when they needed it. Now we move on to Newcastle and there is so much more to come from us, especially when we get those players back because at the moment we are down to the bare bones after playing on the worst pitch you have ever seen in midweek, and that took a lot out of us. But my players give everything they have got for this football club and once again I am extremely proud of them.”
See the full interview plus the thoughts of Tariqe Fosu and highlights in iFollow

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