JOHN Mousinho has no concerns over Oxford United’s ability to refocus on the job in hand at Portsmouth tomorrow.

While their Sky Bet League One hosts enjoyed a blank week, Karl Robinson’s men have had an eventful couple of days.

They endured a tense Carabao Cup clash with Sunderland before prevailing on a penalty shoot-out.

And yesterday United were paired with Premier League champions Manchester City in the quarter-final draw.

There is a risk it could all prove a distraction, but Mousinho pointed to the experience from the previous round as evidence they will have the right mindset at Fratton Park.

He said: “After the previous rounds we didn’t have any hangovers, especially after beating West Ham.

“We went into the weekend and won convincingly against Gillingham.

“That’s the sort of attitude we have to take going into the weekend. We’ve addressed that already and we’re solely focused on Portsmouth.”

United head into the game as the division’s form team, while Pompey are still looking to really get their season off the ground.

And although Kenny Jackett’s side have not lost on home soil in the league this season, they are under pressure to deliver sat in 16th position.

Mousinho does not expect them to be in the bottom half for long, but the skipper thinks the mood on the south coast could create an opportunity for the visitors if they can perform well.

He said: “It can work both ways because the Portsmouth fans are very expectant of their own side as well and they haven’t had the best of runs in the league this season.

“I’ve experienced it plenty of times, even at Oxford, where being at home isn’t the best place to be when you’re slightly struggling.

“Whatever happens we have to be prepared for them to come out fast.

“They’ve not had a midweek game and have picked up after a poor start.

“I’d be very surprised if Portsmouth are there at the end of the season.

“But at the same time we’ve got to take massive confidence from our own form and what we’ve been doing to sides in the league.”