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LAST WORD: Karl on Wycombe Defeat

U's boss gives his reaction as the U's lose at Adams Park

17 January 2022

Oxford United will draw closer together after two defeats in a row according to boss Karl Robinson.

A 2-0 defeat at Wycombe on Saturday echoed a similar result at Lincoln the week before and left the U’s Manager to reflect on a disappointing day for his team.

“I’d like to keep my counsel a little but I’d also like to ask for cohesion now” he said. “I don’t think we were good enough offensively or defensively today although I thought the middle part of the pitch looked OK. Their first goal was a good strike from the edge of the box, just like the Saturday before. Same as that game we had one good chance to score then they get a chance from the edge of the box and it thunders into our net and we are a goal down, but not through shape or poor play from us.

“We play some lovely football at times but we have to take our chances when they come along. I thought some players underperformed and we have to take stock of that over the next few days and analise that.

“After the game all I did was remind players how lucky they are to play for this club but at this moment in time what we need is for everyone to rally round and get behind us. That’s not papering over the cracks after two poor results in a row and we know that some of it today wasn’t good enough.

“We have lost two in a row and when that happens then good teams have honesty and balance in their response. I expect a cohesive unit of people to come together for every game and for everyone involved to buy in to the culture of the club. There is a real burning desire to get this club out of this league and all that days like this do is answer a few questions and make it clearer for us in some of the decisions we have to make for this football club to get to where we all want to be.”

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