KARL Robinson praised his new signings for scoring the goals that claimed victory over Bristol Rovers last night.

Elliot Lee struck in the first half, while substitute Brandon Barker added the second in injury time as the U’s won 2-0.

Robinson said his squad showed depth in the victory at the Memorial Stadium.

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“We showed a strength in our squad – the starting eleven kept us in the game and the subs won us the game,” he said.

“Early on in the game we were by far the better team, we missed some good chances and then we took the lead.

“Elliot Lee is a player I’ve always liked from afar and I think people have seen why we’ve brought him into the football club.

“Brandon’s on another level sometimes, he does things that can frustrate fans but he produced three or four moments of magic.”

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The U’s head coach also provided updates on Sam Long and James Henry, who both were forced off with injuries.

Long came off with a hamstring issue, while Henry exited with a dead leg.

Goalscorer Lee also had a tight calf at the end of the match.

Although Robinson didn’t say how long any of them might be out for, he said there was plenty of options in his squad.

“We’ve got Jamie Hanson that can come in and play right back very well, we’ve got Rob Hall and Dan Agyei that can come into the squad, and we’ve got Marcus McGuane who’s probably only seven days away,” he said.

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Meanwhile, both sets of players took the knee in the centre circle before kick-off, a show of unity after Avon & Somerset Police confirmed they are investigating a racist message sent to Rovers defender Mark Little.

Robinson said: “Social media is becoming a platform for idiots.

“We felt taking the knee wasn’t enough, we wanted to kneel side by side with Bristol Rovers.”