Oxford United travel to Wigan Athletic on Saturday looking to put things right after defeat at home to Crewe last night.
A 2-0 defeat to the Railwaymen hurt the U’s but as striker Matty Taylor told iFollow today, they have to use that as motivation as they travel north on Saturday
“Results have got to improve, simple as that” he said. “Nobody likes losing and the feeling of winning a game of football is what we all work so hard towards but we can’t change the past, we can only change the now and future. Last night’s game is gone and we can only try to learn from it and put things right.
“We had meetings today and we have been chatting amongst ourselves to try and find out why we were flat last night. I couldn’t put my finger on it during the game itself. But we have got to learn quickly and put it right, starting Saturday. From those chats it seems not many slept well last night and that shows to me that everybody cares, which is a good place to start.
“But we have to learn quickly and we have to no excuses. It’s not the lack of crowds, we are used to that now and whether it’s home or away it’s the same for both sides at the moment. Wherever we play we have to go in the right, positive manner and play the way we can, starting Saturday.
From those chats it seems not many slept well last night and that shows to me that everybody cares, which is a good place to start.
“We need some points and positive results. It doesn’t matter to me how it happens. Everyone has a bad game but you put that behind you and we have to fight, scrap and do everything in our powers to win the game. As a professional you can control that: you can go out there knowing you are going to have that hunger and desire and are going to fight to win every ball back.
“There are three points up for grabs on Saturday and we have to have that hunger all over the pitch; make the right decisions and believe in things and commit to it 100%. If we do that then we can get Tuesday night out of our systems and start putting a run of results together to put us in a much more positive place in the table.”
See the full interview in iFollow plus the full version of this interview with Karl Robinson in which he discusses Sam Winnall’s injury and the new ‘Five Subs’ rule that starts on Saturday: