CHARLIE Raglan says any favour he can do parent club Chesterfield today comes second to getting a win for Oxford United.
The Spireites have to beat Scunthorpe United and hope results, including United’s against struggling Port Vale, go their way to avoid being relegated this afternoon.
But Raglan on loan from Chesterfield since August, made it clear the overriding priority was on helping Michael Appleton’s men claim three points.
He said: “That won’t be for them, that will be for Oxford.
“I spent a lot of my youth at Port Vale as well, so there are connections everywhere, but if I’m picked to play like always my sole focus will be on Oxford United.
“It’s the penultimate game at home and we’re looking forward to it.
“Port Vale are fighting and we need to finish the season strongly, so it’s as important as any other game.”
Raglan impressed on Good Friday, where United came up just short in losing 1-0 at promotion-chasing Bradford City.
Appleton knows today’s game will be completely different, but reckons a repeat performance would be enough to see off the Valiants.
He said: “They’re fighting for their lives and we have to make sure we match that and compete with that.
“There will be people up and down the league expecting us to put a shift in, which the players will.
“If the performance is similar to how it was at Bradford I’ll be delighted.”