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REACTION: Karl Delighted as U's Tame the Shrews

14 April 2021

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Oxford United made it ten goals in two games with a second win in a row last night, beating Shrewsbury Town 4-1 at the Kassam Stadium

“I thought we were very good in a lot of areas against a very good Shrewsbury side” Karl Robinson told iFollow. “They have good players all over the pitch and I think 4-1 slightly flattered us; they missed two or three chances in the first 15 minutes and we defended a couple of situations well, but then from 15 to 45 minutes I thought it was probably our most complete performance of the season

“I was pleased with our mentality after it went to 2-1. We calmed ourselves down really well and didn’t panic. I’m really pleased with the players tonight.

“If you told me we were going to score ten goals in two games and only concede one… The back four have been back to the usual four and when we have our best players available we are a good team. Mark Sykes has come of age and done really well and Brandon Barker is not that bad with the injury, hopefully, so we keep going and we move on to Gillingham on Saturday.

“There are five games left and we have given ourselves a chance. We have done that with honesty, integrity, respect and a self-discipline within our play. We fight for each other when we need to and it takes that type of team spirit even to get in the top ten at this level.

“It’s not just your talent, it’s so many other things. The players may frustrate me from time to time but they never let me down with effort and tonight we handled ourselves very well with a very good performance.”

See the full interview plus extended highlights in iFollow


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