Skip to main content Skip to site footer

Sheridan: Positive result required at Oxford

9 April 2018

Sponsored by

John Sheridan says he is aiming to get his side back to winning ways as soon as possible, ahead of Tuesday night’s rearranged trip to Oxford United.

Sheridan – who lost his first match in eight matches in charge at Rotherham on Saturday – is now focusing his attentions on picking up a positive result against Karl Robinson’s side. 

Oxford are four points below the Cod Army and the head coach knows the importance of picking the right team with two games in five days coming up.

"One of two players looked tired at the weekend," said Sheridan.

"The system and the players have done well since I've been here, and I will be looking for that on Tuesday.

"It doesn't bother me when we play, I know I'd rather play instead of train and it is a good game for us after the defeat at Rotherham.

"We've lost one in eight games which isn't bad, but I now have to make sure that I pick the best team to go and pick up all the points."

Saturday saw Town's seven game unbeaten run come to an end, but the head coach knows the importance of bouncing back in the next game.

He added: "I don't think 51 points will be enough.

"The lads have done brilliantly, however we have to be aware of the situation we are in.

"I do believe we need another win or another two points to give us that security, and the belief to stay in the league.

"It is key that we move on from the last game, but I want us to win as many games as we can and the quicker we can do that, the better for us as a club."

It was a five goal thriller at The New York Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and it was a result Sheridan felt his side could have come away with some points.

"It was disappointing, but I am not going to be too hard on the players.

"I felt we could have got a draw out of the game, we started off well and Rotherham didn't really create too many chances. They had lots of possession on one of the best pitches in the division.

"We didn't play on the front foot, nor did we create enough chances. I just want to move on from Saturday and get ready for Oxford."

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Account