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Karl on Accrington

U's boss looks ahead to Tuesday night at the Kassam Stadium

27 September 2021

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Oxford United look to regain ground on the leaders when they welcome Accrington Stanley to the Kassam Stadium on Tuesday evening in Sky Bet League 1 (7.45pm)

United remain unbeaten at home in the league but a 1-1 draw with Gillingham on Saturday saw them slip a couple of places in the table, something boss Karl Robinson is keen to address on Tuesday:

“We’re really excited about it” he told iFollow today. “We feel our performances have been good but I don’t think our points total in any way reflects the way we have been playing and dominating games.

"As a Manager I look at it and am really positive because if we win on Tuesday we could go into the top six; we had 25 shots on Saturday and if one of them goes in then we are sitting there in that group already.

“So people say we haven’t hit the ground yet but I think we have been dominant; one or two like the Wycombe game maybe we weren’t but it’s exciting because I know there is more in us and I know that the performances are going to lead to better results, even though we know we have a very difficult game on Tuesday.

“We will look at one or two things- players came back into the side on Saturday and we have to look at whether they can play two games in four days but we are on top of that situation.

“Accrington are a good side and have been for a while. They make it difficult for the other side, whoever they play and we have a very good relationship with them and know how good they are.

“They will come here full of energy and they are above us in the table so we know we have a task ahead of us but it’s one we are willing to accept. We will challenge ourselves as we always do and like I say, we’re looking forward to it.”

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