THE Oxford Mail player ratings for Oxford United’s 4-3 Emirates FA Cup defeat at Bristol Rovers.


Made good saves from Westbrooke and Nicholson in normal time, although his kicking was a little awry. Sadly, his good work was undone by the mistake for the Rovers winner – 6


Strong in the air at both ends of the pitch, read the game well too. Distribution could have been better and was caught in no-man’s land for the hosts’ second goal – 7


The back three seemed to play to his strengths. A valuable 90 minutes for the skipper, who did not do much wrong – 7

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Generally neat and tidy, snuffed out a couple of dangerous attacks before he was replaced early in the second half – 6


Another game that he struggled to stamp his authority on, especially in a different formation. Much more to come from him – 5.5


United’s ball-winning midfielder in Gorrin’s absence, he was combative in the first half. Taken off to save his legs. BOOKED – 6


The wing-back role suited him well. Energetic performance and his delivery was decent, although at times he was a little isolated – 7


Involved in most of United’s best moves until he went off. Arguably could have done better when played through in the first half – 7

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Composed finish to open his U’s account, but missed two big chances that would have killed the game. BOOKED – 6.5


Won the penalty and an excellent assist for Bodin, before moving to a narrower role. Signed as a winger, starting to become a utility player – 6.5


Rovers shackled him in the first half and he did not link-up with Sykes and Bodin often enough. Feels like another missed opportunity, sadly – 4.5

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Sam Long (for Thorniley, 54)

Solid enough playing across a few positions. He will know he should have done better for the winner, though – 6.5

James Henry (for Kane, 54)

Some moments of quality, but also gave the ball away a few times. His pass for Bodin at 3-1 deserved a goal - 6

Matty Taylor (for Agyei, 55)

Made an instant impact with the penalty, lovely cross for Seddon’s goal. Once again, he rose to the occasion amid a hostile backdrop. MAN OF THE MATCH – 8

Steve Seddon (for Sykes, 71)

Was an excellent outlet at wing back, alongside his usual energy. Classy header should have sealed victory – 7

Elliott Moore (for Mousinho, 91)

None of the goals were necessarily his fault, but he will be immensely frustrated to have been on the pitch when they were conceded – 5

Unused subs: Hanson, Cooper, Holland.