Hunt: Oxford United must keep calm and carry on

David Hunt

David Hunt

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

DAVID Hunt drew on his previous experiences with promoted sides to gain some perspective on Oxford United’s poor festive run.

The full back has gone up from the fourth tier with three different clubs.

The most recent, with Crawley Town two seasons ago, included a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of Morecambe.

He said: “It’s a matter of taking a step back and analysing it and not panicking or anything like that.

“It’s literally realising what we did wrong and making sure we do it right in the next game.”

It does not mean Hunt was not bitterly disappointed by Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Scunthorpe United.

But the 31-year-old has got better at shrugging off defeats and moving on.

He said: “I’ve grown to (deal with it) as I’ve got older.

“Don’t get me wrong, it has hurt me massively, but I’ve learned that whether I analyse it for rest of the night until the following morning or I forget about it I’m still going to have the same thoughts in my head.

“I’m going to try and do the same things in training and in the next match.”

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10:16am Tue 31 Dec 13

Inkpot says...

I hope you don't do the same things in the next were pants on Boxing Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I hope you don't do the same things in the next were pants on Boxing Day !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Inkpot
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10:26am Tue 31 Dec 13

Inkpot says...

Sorry............I meant Saturday
Sorry............I meant Saturday Inkpot
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11:27am Tue 31 Dec 13

BigAlBiker says...

Sunday perhaps?

Still pants whatever day.
Sunday perhaps? Still pants whatever day. BigAlBiker
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