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Shaun Whalley Pre Oxford United

1 April 2018

Winger looks ahead to Oxford visit

Shaun Whalley is looking forward to returning to the Montgomery Waters Meadow on Easter Monday as they take on Oxford United in Sky Bet League One.

The Winger, who has always had a good relationship with the fans, has enjoyed playing at home this season and is hopeful that Town can pick up their 13th home league win of the season.

“Now we are getting towards the end of the season I’m sure the fans will be in full voice and will come to support us in their numbers”, said Whalley.

“Statistically you are normally better at home than away from home and with five homes games coming up hopefully we can win all our home games.

“It’s always nice to play at home for some reason, I don’t know why that is, it’s just one of those weird things in football, and we are looking forward to it.”

Oxford have endured a difficult season after being tipped for promotion from League One, but Whalley is wary of the potential effect that new manager Karl Robinson could have on the U’s.

“I watched the highlight of them against Portsmouth and I think they were unlucky to be honest”, Shaun admitted.

“I think they had a few chances before the sending off and the penalty miss, and then Portsmouth obviously scored the next two goals, but I thought they did well.

“Karl Robinson’s sides are always decent, so that will be another tough game. When a new manager comes in you want to show him what you can do and they will all be giving 100% I’m sure.”

Town had a Carlton Morris goal ruled out at the Kassam Stadium earlier in the season and Shaun believes that they owe Oxford one.

“We got a draw away from home early on in the season, but I thought we should have won that”, said Whalley.

“That was probably our best performance still and we were really unlucky not to get the three points, so it’s almost as if we owe them one and we need to get the three points to settle the score from earlier in the season.”

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