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Chapman happy to assume added responsibility at Oxford United

Oxford Mail: Adam Chapman looks to launch an attack against Fleetwood Town on Tuesday   Picture: David Fleming Adam Chapman looks to launch an attack against Fleetwood Town on Tuesday Picture: David Fleming

ADAM Chapman is keen to take on an added responsibility as Oxford United’s main creative force in the absence of Peter Leven.

The influential Scot has started an eight-week rehabilitation programme following keyhole knee surgery.

United are looking to bring in a replacement on loan to act as cover following a donation from the 12th Man Fund.

They are big shoes to fill heading into a vital phase of the campaign, but Chapman, who will again start in central midfield at Plymouth Argyle tomorrow, is keen to fill the void himself without the need for the club to bring in a new face.

He said: “The season we got promoted (2009/10) in the second half of that season I was the main creative player.

“Clisty (Simon Clist) and Bully (Dannie Bulman) were brilliant at getting the ball and it was down to me to hit that pass.

“I’m more than happy to have that responsibility.

“I’m quite harsh on myself. There was a volley at the end of the Bristol Rovers game I hit over the bar and I was gutted.

“I don’t expect to be perfect. I know I’m going to give the ball away, but I expect to hit that pass or hit the target.

“I take a lot of responsibility anyway for playing the strikers in and keeping the play moving.

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“I’m not daunted – I’m more looking forward to it.”

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3:25pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Inkpot says...

No he aint perfect, far from it !!!!!!

last couple of games he's been pants !!!!!!!

If he can't improve, he deserves to lose his place !!!!
No he aint perfect, far from it !!!!!! last couple of games he's been pants !!!!!!! If he can't improve, he deserves to lose his place !!!! Inkpot
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8:55pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Richard Wickson says...

Adam if we had even a little quality you wouldn't make the team sheet, your decent days were back in the Conference and credit where it's due you didn't let us down but in League 2 you haven't got what is required. Time to go.
Adam if we had even a little quality you wouldn't make the team sheet, your decent days were back in the Conference and credit where it's due you didn't let us down but in League 2 you haven't got what is required. Time to go. Richard Wickson
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8:58pm Fri 15 Feb 13

Richard Wickson says...

Adam if we had even a little quality you wouldn't make the team sheet, your decent days were back in the Conference and credit where it's due you didn't let us down but in League 2 you haven't got what is required. Time to go.
Adam if we had even a little quality you wouldn't make the team sheet, your decent days were back in the Conference and credit where it's due you didn't let us down but in League 2 you haven't got what is required. Time to go. Richard Wickson
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