KARL Robinson hopes Oxford United can gain some consistency on the back of a fine week’s work.

The 6-0 hammering of Lincoln City will be remembered for years to come and should give the side momentum.

But it did not come from a standing start. The U’s had beaten Tranmere Rovers 3-0 a week earlier and while a goalless draw with Bolton Wanderers looked disappointing, the bottom side came within seconds of beating Sunderland on Saturday.

Robinson said: “We’ve got so much more to do and we’ve got a lot of learning to do.

“I said this team can be a bit Jekyll and Hyde at times.

“I know what they can do, but equally I know what they can’t do.

“They need to find their rhythm and you never know, this week we might have found what we’re looking for.

“Hopefully now we can keep this run going and move forward.”

IN PICTURES: Gallery from Saturday's game

United’s afternoon had got off to a slow start.

Their team bus had gone the wrong way near the ground and meant the players and staff finished the journey on foot.

It was a ploy used by Don Revie on his Leeds United team in the 1960s and 1970s, but Robinson was unsure whether the U’s would do it deliberately in future.

He said: “I don’t know, but the lads certainly enjoyed it with the stick they got when they walked out.”

The head coach also paid tribute to Michael Appleton, who was watching on from the stands after taking over at Lincoln.

It was his first permanent No 1 role since leaving United in 2017 and his legacy endures.

Robinson said: “Everyone will be forever indebted for his hard work at a time when maybe things weren’t great and he really put some stability into the club.

“He put great staff in that I’ve been able to inherit. I wish him luck from now on.”