Oxford United may have lost 3-2 on Saturday but the way their depleted squad came back from 2-0 down to get to 2-2, and the support they received from their fans is something that boss Karl Robinson believes will be significant for the rest of the season.
“We had 12 players out injured with James Henry in the warm up and only one attacking player on the bench while Wigan had a full squad and players they bought for a million pounds. To respond in the way we did and push them all the way spoke more than any words I can say here” he told iFollow.
“I went all the way round to clap the fans after. To have so many come out to support us despite the covid situation and to sing and support us the way they did was incredible.
“I said to the players after; "when you take those shirts off there is nobody who could have put any more into them today".
"There are moments sometimes where the notch goes up a little bit and today was one of the most poignant moments of my career. It was a moment where something just dropped in us and we cannot come away from this now.
“We should be proud of ourselves. Don’t celebrate a loss, let it hurt you, but even with all the things that went on I think we should have won here today.
“It was an afternoon I don’t think I will forget for a long time but we have to build on it.”
See the full interview in iFollow.