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LAST WORD: Karl on Lincoln Defeat

Lessons to be learnt after defeat at the LNER

10 January 2022

Oxford United were below par at Lincoln on Saturday but will learn from their 2-0 defeat and be ready to make amends when they travel to Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.

That’s the view of Boss Karl Robinson who was typically honest in his appraisal of Saturday’s performance.

“I thought the first half was poor” he told iFollow. “Their two goals were from around the edge of the box so we did limit their opportunities to score but I thought our pressing, our distances and our attitude was way off where we usually are. But I think sometimes you need the incredibly bad moments, like today, as well as the good moments to help you know what you have, what you need and what you don’t need.

“Today some of the first half was unaccapetable and then there were bits of the second where we looked more like ourselves, but then we got hit on the counter attack and lost 2-0. But that was all because of what happened in the first half

“We have now lost two midfield players with Herbie Kane’s red card and Cameron Brannagan’s injury so it’s not just the defeat, it’s the greater understanding of what went wrong beyond the result. Luckily we have a style and a belief and we won’t go away from that. You are going to lose matches, that’s part of football. When you lose you have to learn, and we will certainly do that.

“We were quite calm after and we know what we have to do. Now we have Wycombe away and Sheffield Wendesday at home, two big games, so today is a setback but it is also motivation. You want to to hurt you and for alarm bells to be going, but then we go back into work on Monday, learn from today and become better because of it.”

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