THIS week, now we have been discovering out the impression of Christmas outcomes on Oxford United’s season lately.
In 2020, you would argue a productive festive interval is extra vital than ever.
United ought to flip up on the Kassam Stadium tomorrow refreshed and raring to go after their shock mid-season break.
They face AFC Wimbledon, who will sit again and let the U’s have the ball if their Carabao Cup go to in September is something to go by.
United then go to Plymouth Argyle, backside of Sky Wager League One’s type desk during the last six video games, earlier than travelling to precise basement boys Burton Albion on January 2.
The U’s should work onerous towards sides that may make them earn victory.
However in a season when taking part in Saturday-Tuesday is the norm, United merely should money in on their 11 days off.
With a possible fixture backlog coming as extra matches are referred to as off attributable to coronavirus, factors on the board are value greater than video games in hand.
United have improved at each ends of the pitch in latest weeks, with some resilient shows at among the league’s high-flyers and a medical dismantling of Northampton City.
However they continue to be just one level above the relegation zone and wish to maneuver away from hassle sooner quite than later.