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Player fires stark warning to his Oxford United teammates



Striker Jamie Mackie has warned his Oxford United teammates not to get carried away after they beat Bradford City at the weekend.

A dour game ended in explosive circumstances as Mackie bagged for Oxford. His smart finish gave them three vital points, but deliberations afterwards almost saw the goal ruled out.

After six frantic minutes it was awarded, affording them a tiny amount of breathing space in their quest for survival.

Former Nottingham Forest striker Mackie has warned his fellow Oxford players against believing the job is done.

“We’re not on the worst run, but we have to build on it,” he told the Oxford Mail. 

“It’s not good enough to win one game and for everyone to think we’re top players and a top team, because we’re not. The reality of it is, we are where we are.

“One of the reasons for that is because as a squad our mentality hasn’t been right and it means we can’t get back-to-back wins on the board. Everyone has got to stay level headed whether you win or lose a game.”

Karl Robinson’s side are just a single point above the drop zone, but two points shy of 12th place in one of the tightest relegation battle League One has ever seen.

They face four of the other sides embroiled in the battle at the bottom over the coming weeks, hosting Wimbledon and Wycombe as well as travelling to Shrewsbury and Walsall.

The Verdict

They’re not out of the woods, not by a long way.

Unlike some of their rivals, they’ve got many of the top teams left to play. They still have to face Luton, as well as play-off hopefuls Charlton, Coventry and Doncaster.

This is going to go down to the last day, which sees them visit Kenilworth Road.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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