U’s Boss Karl Robinson has been speaking to iFollow about his disappointment after the postponement of the game at Portsmouth on Boxing Day.
“I feel for the fans because football on Boxing Day is a big part of a lof of people’s Christmas” he said. “I’ll go and watch Cheltenham now because we play them on New Year’s Day but it will be the first time since I was at school that I haven’t been preparing for a game I was actually involved in.
“We understand the decision and the regulations and we will just get on with things and give the players Christmas off now. They were delighted with that but they will be working hard in the next two or three days and there will be a lot of running involved!
“We were due to stay at a hotel on Christmas Day night but now they will be at home with their families. People are asking if I can trust the players to do the right things over Christmas but that’s not in any doubt at all. If they want to have a drink and celebrate with their families then why not? They won’t overdo things and if we don’t have a game on Boxing Day then for once they can enjoy Christmas like the rest of the country.
“They came in today and worked hard. We will continue that over the next few days and we will keep testing and following the rules. Hopefully we have players back for the Wimbledon game and we want to go in to that and keep our fantastic home form in 2021 going.
“I think the fans have enjoyed what we have done this year and I hope they come along and support the players again on 29th. I think 2021 has been an amazing year for this football club and I hope we can end it on a high as well.”
Ses the full interview in iFollow.
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