Oxford United look to make it six wins on the bounce when they welcome MK Dons to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.
Boss Karl Robinson has happy memories of his time in charge of the visitors but is focussed purely on a United win this weekend:
“I spent over half of my 18 years in coaching there and I have seen some things there which have been fantastic and some which have been horrific” he told iFollow. “I am Manager of Oxford United and this is probably the first time I have felt this content since I was at MK .
“I have never been so happy but I am also happy for MK that they have a Manager who has a great belief in the style and philosophy he wants. As we know, it takes time to get that right but I am sure the Chairman there will give him that. There are ninth or tenth in the form table and we are only fifth despite a wonderful run so we know that they are finding their way now. They have good players, a good Manager and coaching staff and will get it right.
“That’s probably the most I have ever spoken about another team before a game! But my players are in a good place, they really are, and are finding ways to win games. We haven’t been playing as well as we did earlier in the season but you have to find a way and if all around you falls flat on its face then you have to have something inside which can help the team. They find a way to get three points but we want to get back to winning in our true style if we can as well.”
“I foresee this game being played but I think it is inevitable we will end up playing behind closed doors or games will be postponed soon because of the coronavirus. I think there will be a decision made which we will abide by. If you ask me what I would do, it would be play this weekend then play behind closed doors maybe next week then close the league down for two weeks. I want to play all the games and do it right, but I’d condense the play-offs and everyone play Saturday, Tuesday Saturday, Tuesday and have all of us in the same situation.
“In all seriousness anyone coming to the game at the weekend please respect the hygiene advice available. It’s a very difficult and serious situation which is getting worse across the World. Even though supporters are fantastic there needs to be an education and a respect for the current situation. Football brings communities together and this country without football would leave people wondering what to do. But some things are bigger sometimes. Enjoy the game but respect the hygiene and the rights and wrong ways of coming along to support your team.”
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