Wright wants Oxford United to lift fans

Determined: Jake Wright

Determined: Jake Wright

First published in Sport Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Reporter covering Oxford United. Follow us on twitter: @oxfordmailoufc. Call me on 01865 425458

JAKE Wright believes it is up to Oxford United’s players to generate a lively atmosphere tomorrow.

The mood in the Kassam Stadium was unusually flat on Tuesday, even before kick-off, and there were boos from some fans at the final whistle in response to a 3-2 defeat against Dagenham & Redbridge.

It was United’s third home league defeat this season and Wright thinks the players need to take the initiative against Torquay United.

He said: “We have to create our own atmosphere and, if we start really well, we lift the fans.

“That’s our fault in a way that we started poorly, which made the crowd quite subdued from the word go.

“Once they scored it was difficult for the fans to lift themselves, as it is for us.”

The U’s skipper is determined to help turn things round after an inconsistent season so far.

He said: “If we win on Saturday it makes things easier, but then you’ll be frustrated that if only we had won on Tuesday we’d be three points further up the table.

“First and foremost we need to be positive against Torquay, get the fans going and hopefully win the game.”

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10:57am Fri 9 Nov 12

RADIOFAN says...

HOORAY I cant argue with any of that captain.
HOORAY I cant argue with any of that captain. RADIOFAN
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6:50pm Fri 9 Nov 12

philwhiteheadisgod says...

we certainly need a big lift but the mood will not improve until the release of Mr. Wilder. I wonder which Oxford will turn up tomorrow! WILDER OUT
we certainly need a big lift but the mood will not improve until the release of Mr. Wilder. I wonder which Oxford will turn up tomorrow! WILDER OUT philwhiteheadisgod
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7:17pm Fri 9 Nov 12

oldun says...

"Wright wants Oxford United to lift fans" - go on and do it then!! So do we
"Wright wants Oxford United to lift fans" - go on and do it then!! So do we oldun
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