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MICHAEL DUFF AHEAD OF OXFORD CLASH

20 April 2023

Interviews

MICHAEL DUFF AHEAD OF OXFORD CLASH

20 April 2023

Our Head Coach previewed Saturday's match-up against Oxford United in Sky Bet League One at Oakwell.

ON INJURIES AHEAD OF U'S

"No reactions from Tuesday night. So it's positive that we've got a clean bill of health to select from."

REFLECTIONS FROM TUESDAY NIGHT

"We had enough of the ball, just in the top third we just didn't do quite enough. Sometimes, you have to credit the opposition. There is a reason why they've lost one game at home all season. We had the better of the game, we just didn't connect that part of the pitch well enough."

ON TEAM FOCUS

"Nothing has changed. Our focus has never changed. The outside noise changes. You lose the other night, you're dead. You win, you're alive. You're not. 

"We've never been in the top two. Haven't been in the top two all season. We haven't given up on it. We're just trying to win the next four. But that hasn't changed since 15/20 games out. The psychology from my point of view and the players' point of view doesn't change. Try and win the game."

ON FAN INTERACTIONS

"There's a lot of positivity in the place. When I do walk around, there's a lot of hope. The atmosphere around the place has been better. The atmosphere in the games has been better. There's positivity around the place. It's been a successful season one way or the other. Where we were to where we are, there's been a lot of positives."

ON OXFORD UNITED

"It's a strange one, Oxford. Their last win was against Ipswich, probably one of the best teams in the league. I've watched their last two games, they play two good teams in Bolton and Portsmouth - I don't know the stats off the top of my head but they've had something like 45 shots across the two games."

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