KARL Robinson is considering getting a psychologist in to help Oxford United break their losing habit.

The side’s dreadful start to the season continued with a 2-1 defeat at AFC Wimbledon – yet another contest where the U’s were left empty-handed despite being in control for long periods.

It kept them second bottom of Sky Bet League One with ten games of the season gone.

Robinson felt the loss at Kingsmeadow summed up their overall campaign, as a lack of bite up front coupled with a costly defensive error combined.

And the head coach admitted he would be looking at other options in a bid to change the pattern.

He said: “I’ve got one or two ideas and I’ll delve into them and see if we can do something over the weekend.

“Maybe (we will) get people in who can help. There are psychologists we can get in just to do something different and take the pressure off them rather than putting it on them.”

The spotlight is also on Robinson, who acknowledged he was in “new territory”, having previously had a track record of starting seasons strongly.

United’s boss is adamant the form will turn and defended his position.

“I’m frustrated more than worried,” he said.

“I think if you spoke to any of these players they would tell you they’re coached better than anyone in the league.

“We were the team really pushing towards the end, even though we’re the ones with the biggest physical output over the last seven days.

“I can’t ask any more from my players.

“If I walked away tonight and someone walked in tomorrow morning, what more would they do?

“Would they still have 65 per cent possession? No.

“Would they have a dressing room that’s 100 per cent together? No.

“Would they have a team that believes they can go into games and be successful? No.

“So, what do you do?

“You’re in a predicament where everything’s right and you just don’t take your opportunities when they come along.

“All of our players are in a good place, we’re just utterly and totally frustrated.”

Although the sight of Samir Carruthers joining in with the warm-up for the first time was a sign the injury issues are easing, the side are desperate for someone to start scoring regularly.

For all the effort on show, that is the biggest issue.

Robinson said: “The fans clapped the players at the end because they know they had given everything they possibly can.

“We’ve not scored a (league) goal from open play by a striker.”

He added: “They’ve just got to be more ruthless when they get in.

“I’m sick of saying it. I apologise to the fans, because I know what’s wrong and I’m stood here almost naked in some ways.

“There’s no dressing this up. These are the facts and these are the things we have to do better.”