I’VE never been a huge fan of phrases such as ‘six-pointer’ or games being ‘must win’.

However, for Oxford United and potentially Karl Robinson, tomorrow’s clash with Bristol Rovers certainly feels like a game where three points have to be gained.

There is no disguising or glossing over the run United are on.

It is beyond poor and performances on the most part have been dismal.

Lingering hopes of promotion and reaching the play-offs have been utterly smashed as the U’s struggle their way through a run of form which has yielded one point from the last 21 available to them.

Division among supporters has swiftly moved to constant questioning of Robinson’s future.

It was inevitably going to be the main focus of attention on BBC Radio Oxford’s Five Minute Fans Forum this week.

The board for now seem to be sticking with their man, yet regardless of who is in charge, supporters must get behind the players.

An early kick-off against a Rovers side who inject a bit of sting to meetings with United should set pulses racing but indifference seems to be a popular position among fans.

The form both sides are in adds an extra layer of bite to this one, especially as a relegation battle will loom heavily over the team whose bleak form continues.