Karl Robinson: Oxford United should preserve Micky Lewis mentality

KARL Robinson hoped Oxford United confirmed some want to make Micky Lewis proud in opposition to Charlton Athletic.

The injured U fought to a 0-0 draw with their Sky Guess League One play-off rivals at a dismal Kassam stadium, following information of the membership legend’s dying from the sequels of a brief sickness.

Lewis, who was simply 56, turned a fan favourite with 351 appearances at United between 1988 and 2000, earlier than filling all roles from interim supervisor to group bus driver as a employees member.

The tenacious midfielder was dubbed ‘Mad Canine’ by United loyalists and Robinson felt his gamers had the same mentality in opposition to Charlton.

The U’s head coach mentioned, “It is not a lot about aptitude and nice attacking play that we have grown to like through the years.

“These are simply individuals who took care of their soccer membership.

Karl Robinson: Micky Lewis left a legacy at Oxford United

“You may criticize me and my gamers, however one factor about us is that we care about ourselves.

“I feel it embodies the whole lot Micky believed in.”

A minute of applause adopted earlier than kick-off in opposition to Charlton, after membership secretary Mick Brown, enterprise growth director Peter Rhoades-Brown and head of the teaching academy laid wreaths within the central circle.

United have been indebted to Jack Stevens because the goalkeeper brilliantly saved Ronnie Schwartz’s penalty within the final minute of stoppage time to retain his tenth clear sheet in 18 appearances.

Robinson mentioned: “He grabbed the highest of his wrist and went over the bar so it is an excellent higher save than I initially thought.

“Jack is using an ideal wave proper now.

“If he can keep on that, he’ll actually make us a aggressive group.”

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