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Aaron Wilbraham post Oxford United

13 April 2021

Aaron Wilbraham reflects on Town's 4-1 defeat to Oxford United.

Despite leaving the Kassam stadium without the win, Wilbraham explained that there are still some positives to take from a game that was not reflected in the four-one scoreline.

On the tough night away from home:

“I wouldn’t say it was a four-one game, the manager said it after the game, their manager said it after the game but the first and third goals came really at a crucial time in the game when we were at our strongest.

“The third goal was killer because we were pushing for two-two and were having plenty of possession in their half so they were two crucial goals. It was strange game and I think four-one really flattered them”.

On the goals Town conceded and the half time message:

“We are disappointed with the first one because we work on it a lot. We are usually so good at it and we are normally strong defensively.

“It was all about getting back to what we are good at and getting after teams and that’s when we are at our best and the lads really took that on board. They got back into it with a good goal from Chappy.

“We didn’t stop there we really looked to keep going there was good switches of play and play between the lines to each other. We can really take some positives out of tonight.

“I was looking at their bench and they looked a bit nervous and I was really happy and confident when were two-one down and I could see a goal for us coming”.

On the overall performance:

“On the back of two clean sheets it was the plan to make it three, but set-piece goals and a couple of freak goals let us down tonight and that’s just sometimes how it goes in football and we have to pick ourselves up and go again Saturday.

“At twoone we were much the stronger team for 20 minutes so there was no way we were going to change at that point and so if you are the stronger team and you are looking to equalise why would you change and disrupt our rhythm.

“The Gaffer mentioned Harry Chapmans' work-rate and how hard he worked and he always gets his rewards when he works hard. He had the bit between his teeth all game and he was trying to cause them problems."ifollow-subscribe-banner.jpg


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