KARL Robinson knows Oxford United must be more ruthless if they are to get a positive result against Sheffield Wednesday.

The U’s have scored only once in three games since the turn of the year, collecting a single point.

In each of those matches United spurned good chances to take the lead before conceding, with the 1-1 draw against Cheltenham Town the only time they restored parity.

This is despite having the lion’s share of possession in all three games and Robinson is well aware they must do better against the Owls.

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United’s head coach said: “Our players have to make sure they turn up and we need to take our chances.

“It’s not just Matty (Taylor). Nathan (Holland) as well, Willo (Ryan Williams), when we’ve got in there maybe our decision-making or finishing can be a little bit better.

“We’ve not managed to get our noses in front in the last three games.

“In other games we’ve been pegged back to 1-1 and we’ve had enough in our tank to go again.

“At the moment, when we’re conceding first we seem to be fighting to get back on level terms and at that moment you can get hurt.

“We’re an aggressive team and we’ll never change that.”

United are not used to going behind this season, conceding first only seven times in all competitions before the Cheltenham draw.

It is evidence of a team that plays on the front foot, but Robinson insists they can mix it up, too.

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He added: “We’ve just got to make sure we stand up to this game and turn it into a bit of a battle.

“Equally, when the time comes to play we know we’ve got good players as well.

“There’s certain aspects that are a little more limited in certain games.

“We showed that at Hillsborough (2-1 win), the Rotherham game, Wycombe at home (both 0-0 draws).

“This is the same team with the same discipline and desire and it’ll be certainly tested at the weekend.”

A five-figure crowd is expected at the Kassam Stadium for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One clash, including a sold-out away section.

And Robinson revealed he was asked for a seat among the Wednesday fans by an unlikely source.

The U’s boss joked: “I had an argument with my nephew because he’s asked for tickets in the Sheffield Wednesday end – I don’t think you can ask your family for that.”