Oxford United manager muses over Wigan Athletic defeat

Karl Robinson reckoned the cards were stacked against his Oxford United side from the start against Wigan Athletic.

Curtis Tilt in action against Oxford
Curtis Tilt in action against Oxford

Missing a dozen first-teamers, Oxford then saw James Henry pull up lame in the warm-up.

Despite going two goals down, Oxford rallied to level, and even looked the more likely scorers in the final quarter before James McClean grabbed the winner right at the death.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"It's us against League One at the moment," mused Robinson.

"I'm so proud of the players - we've 12 players out and lost another in the warm-up.

"We effectively only had one sub on the bench who could come on and make an impact.

"They can bring on players who've cost millions of pounds, they had a full squad of players.

"We've just been pipped, and I don't think we deserved it.

"I think this was one of the most poignant afternoons in my managerial career."