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Karl Robinson Looks For Positive Reaction

Oxford United boss previews Ipswich Town at home

30 November 2020

Oxford United get the chance to put the record straight when they welcome Ipswich Town in Sky Bet League 1 on Tuesday evening (7pm)

The U’s lost to local rivals Swindon Town in injury time on Saturday and for Karl Robinson there is an immediate opportunity for his players to make amends.

“I’ve had chance to look back at the game on Saturday and it was a hard one for all of us” he said. “I know ex players make comments, having made the same mistakes when they played, and I know fans will have strong opinions on style, formation, players and so on. I respect that and we all do that.

“I can take criticism but people can’t say we don’t care. That’s just not true. We were desperate to win that game and having spoken to the players it hurt us all deeply.

“We were so desperate to win and keep a clean sheet that we started doing things we never do. We are embarrassed and feel we have let people and our club down. We made small mistakes in a big game and those become the headlines that everyone reads. We know we made mistakes but we now have a chance to put a few things right.

“We are back into action straight away against a really good club and a good team so what better way can there be to put a few things right?

“There will be one or two changes, I think we have to do that but we also have to give the players their chance to put the record straight. We are maybe a quarter of the way through a very long season now and we know we have to start getting results regularly now.

“But we have to use the pain of Saturday and we have to be on the front foot and ready to show what we are all about.”

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