OXFORD United will treat Gillingham the same way as every other team, insists Karl Robinson.

The U’s were forced to change in the family stand concourse due to a ‘local spike in Covid cases’ when they lost 3-1 at Priestfield last October.

Virus restrictions are still in place at grounds and Robinson revealed United’s opponents to use one of the South Stand lounges, like Lincoln City did on March 26.

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The U’s head coach said: “They will be changing in the same place as Lincoln.

“They have a warm room, it’s contained, it’s safe, no-one can hear the team talk.

“We looked at moving teams into the front area, but with the Covid vaccinations going on at the moment we can’t use that.

“This is the safest way.”

Robinson served a touchline ban at Crewe Alexandra last Saturday for using ‘abusive and/or insulting language’ towards referee Trevor Kettle at Sunderland the week before.

The U’s boss, who exchanged heated words with opposite number Steve Evans in the reverse fixture, expects the rules to be applied the same way tonight.

“I will be asking the question before the game, because if I’ve served a match ban and paid a fine it has to stay consistent,” he added.