Oxford United welcome Lincoln City to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday looking to keep their encouraging start to the League 1 season going.
The U’s lost for the first time at Bolton last weekend but boss Karl Robinson is not going to let that result, or Tuesday night’s Carabao Cup exit at QPR, deflect from how well his team have been playing.
“The results are the most important part of this business but I’m not buying in to any negativity around the last two games” he said. “We don’t have a divine right to win games of football, just a duty to work our socks off in every game we play. We did that at QPR and at Bolton and people can read the comments of both managers who were very kind about the way we played.
“Our performances have been excellent. We’re not naive, we know we have to get results but it’s not like we have gone five or six games without winning now: we have only lost once in the league so far and we feel we are in a really good place.
“The lads are very positive and if there are any negative comments after Tuesday then we have a wry smile at them because we know how far this set of players can go and what they can do.
“The only disappointment was that we wanted to get a goal in front of our fans at QPR and see them raise the roof. They have been magnificent in supporting this club and we are looking forward to playing in front of them again on Saturday. But we do know how difficult it will be on Saturday against a very good side.
“We have have had our fair share of injuries so far. One or two may make it in time one or two won’t. But the players’ performances have been good and we’re in a better place than we were last season. It’s a hard league and we have had some difficult games and expect Lincoln to be tough again. But we feel there is a lot more to come still from us, hopefully starting on Saturday.”
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