Good morning everyone,
Oxford United make the trip to league leaders Portsmouth later today, but how likely is it that the U’s will hit Des Buckingham’s play-off points target?
The following is an extract from an analysis piece published earlier this week.
In the lead-up to Oxford United’s defeat at home to Leyton Orient, head coach Des Buckingham stated that 75 points could be enough to make the Sky Bet League One play-offs this season.
The loss to Orient means United still need 18 points, now from 11 matches, to reach 75 points.
That equates to an average of 1.6 points per game between now and the end of the season.
In their previous 11 fixtures, the U’s have picked up 14 points, so by Buckingham’s forecast, their needs to be a boost in form.
With five draws in their last seven, it’s those single points which need to be converted into wins.
Read the piece in full, plus more United content, below.
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