OXFORD United’s turnout at Fratton Park is the clearest indication yet of the growing belief this season, says Karl Robinson.

A travelling army of 1,747 made the trip to Portsmouth in difficult conditions – and got their reward with Matty Taylor’s 90th-minute equaliser.

It is a figure which has only been surpassed for one U’s away game, March’s visit to Coventry City, since September last year.

And it is a sharp rise from the last two games at Fratton Park (1,312 and 1,050).

Coming four days after a sell-out against Sunderland in the Carabao Cup, Robinson has been delighted to see his side backed in such big numbers.

He said: “We got a decent crowd against Rochdale, an unbelievable one against Sunderland and then a bigger crowd here than we have in recent years.

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“It just shows, we’ve got a bit of momentum.”

The U’s boss went over to the away end on Saturday to applaud their efforts and got goosebumps.

“That was the most emotional I’ve been,” he said.

“That is an unbelievable turnout – look at the weather, it’s a horrible day and we’ve packed out their away end.

“It’s scary, they’ve deserved that goal as much as the players.”

The enthusiasm has come on the back of a terrific two months, where United have not lost for a dozen games.

And it means they are heading into November remarkably still fighting on four fronts.

Robinson said: “It’s fantastic, we’re fourth in the league and have played some very difficult games with seven or eight players out injured.

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“We’re in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, we’re through in the Leasing.com Trophy and we’re about to embark on what I think is the greatest cup competition in the world next weekend.

“It gives us a great place to move forward from.

“I’m really proud of my players.

“That unbeaten run is phenomenal, one of the best I’ve had as a manager.

“When we weren’t winning games there was a sense of contentment about what we were doing.

“We’re not going to get too carried away, but this is a great group of people.”

United are battling against a lengthy injury list, but are hopeful Chris Cadden will be available if required against Hayes & Yeading United in the Emirates FA Cup on Sunday.