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LAST WORD: Matty on Morecambe

U's left frustrated as all eyes turn to Sunderland on Saturday

6 April 2022

There’s no time for Oxford United to feel sorry for themselves after defeat at Morecambe last night.

 Instead they need to look for a quick response when they welcome Sunderland to the Kassam Stadium on Saturday. That’s the message from Matty Taylor, United’s scorer in the 2-1 defeat.

“ I thought we did enough to win the game” he told iFollow. “We created a lot of chances and we limited them to just a few but that’s football.

"We have won games on the reverse of that this season but although we are really disappointed it’s not the time in the season to stay in that headspace for long. We just have to brush it aside and go all out for a win on Saturday now.

“It will be a sold out crowd and a great atmosphere but we have to put points on the board now. We have five games to do that, not six, and we have to try to win them all. Whether we do or not time will tell but we will certainly be doing our best to achieve that. If it’s good enough to get us in the play-offs then good, if not then we can only blame ourselves.

“I don’t think anyone came off the pitch tonight without having given their all. Effort-wise you can’t fault us and I thought we did enough to win it. Their keeper had a great game- it’s what he’s there to do for them and unfortunately for us he performed really well. Two or three of the saves I don’t know how they didn’t go in, but we have had games where our keeper has had games like that for us.

“It’s a ruthless business sometimes and now we have to dust ourselves down. The lads are hurting, it’s a long journey back but we will recover and we are looking forward to Saturday already.”

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