Date: 29th August 2014 at 6:58pm
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Manager Wayne Burnett has looked back to our two nil victory over Mansfield last weekend, and said he hopes we take that kind of performance into this weekend’s game against Oxford United.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the coming Oxford match, Burnett spoke firstly about our last match.

‘I thought it was an excellent win, I watched the game a couple of times pretty much straight after. It was a good home performance and players followed instructions well.’

Burnett goes on to say that in many ways he feels we were unlucky not to have won by a greater margin, because we had some fantastic chances in the game that we didn’t take, but of course back to back clean sheets were a major positive given how we have leaked goals so far this season, so he’s now looking for us to continue that form and continue getting the results our performances deserve because he doesn’t feel we’ve performed that badly in games we have lost – we just haven’t taken our chances or stayed tight enough at the back.

‘I don’t think we’ve played poorly, I just think at certain times in games we haven’t managed them. We can get better and we will get better.’

A trip to the Kassam Stadium now awaits us and Burnett knows they will be bouyed given how close they pushed Premier League side West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One Cup in midweek.

Saying that for him this will be one of our toughest tests yet this season, he also says that he believes Oxford’s position in the table is false when you look at the quality of their squad.

‘They’re very much in a false position, they move the ball nicely. They were unlucky against Portsmouth and had a good performance against a Premiership team and got beat narrowly on penalties. I’m expecting this to be one of the toughest games that we’ve faced so far.’

Going on to say they play the game well, he doesn’t feel that are that far off clicking and having results go for them, so obviously our challenge will be in making sure that they don’t turn their season around when they face us, because ultimately by the end of the season he expects to see them challenging near the top.