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REACTION: Karl on Wimbledon Defeat

"We're still in the fight" says U's boss

21 April 2021

Oxford United’s season now boils down to having to win their last three games to be in with a chance of reaching the play-offs.

A 2-1 defeat at AFC Wimbledon last night saw the U’s take the lead through Josh Ruffels but a red card for James Henry saw Wimbledon level from the spot before Alex Woodyard’s winner two minutes later, leaving boss Karl Robinson to try to rally his players for one final push

“I am so proud of my players” he told iFollow. “With eleven men we were the best team, with ten men we were the best team. Nobody should have a go at James Henry for the penalty: he just reacted and knew he had made a mistake but that man has been outstanding for me ever since I walked into the building; I am proud of every single one of them tonight.

“We passed it, we looked good and the only disappointing thing was letting them break from one end to the other for the corner which led to the goal. Other than that I thought we were the better team.

“This season we have had our ups and downs, out fatigued moments, but the players give me everything, they always do and games like today just show how much it means to them. They are distraught in there so if fans are on social media then get behind them and let them know you are behind them because with three games to go we are still in this.

“I know other results like Charlton’s went against us tonight but so what? We know that if we win our last three games then it puts us on 74 points and that gives us a chance: that’s how simple it is for us now.”

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