ECHOSPORT talks to Oxford United fan Joe Citrone ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Roots Hall.

What have you made of the season so far?

“It’s been a chaotic mess. Sadly, a season that began with a fair amount of optimism already appears to be heading for inevitable failure.

“Too many goals being conceded at one end and not enough being scored at the other - it’s a recipe of disaster.”

Oxford are currently second from bottom in the table. Why do you feel things haven’t gone to plan?

“Karl Robinson recruited some talented players over the summer but also assembled an imbalanced squad containing a fair few injury-prone players.

“We desperately lack a striker, we’ve struggled to settle on a back-four and have even started rotating the captaincy.

“It’s just all been very chaotic and disorganised.”

Manager Karl Robinson seems to be getting quite a lot of stick online. Is he under pressure?

“In a word, yes.

“The fans have tried their best to get behind him, but Tuesday’s defeat to Luton appeared to be the final straw for many.

“Chants of ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’ rung around the Kassam Stadium from both sets of fans.

“There’s every chance this game at Roots Hall could be his last at Oxford if it ends in another defeat.”

Ricky Holmes is local to us. How has he been playing for Oxford?

“Fairly inconsistent. He obviously possesses a lot of quality but hasn’t managed to show it on a consistent basis so far.

“He did score a wonderful goal on Tuesday, though, so hopefully that can be the start of a good run of form for him.

Who is the main dangerman?

“Gavin Whyte has been our most impressive player this season.

“He’s a Northern Ireland international that we signed from Crusaders in the summer and is a proper, old-school winger.

“He’s got bags of pace, a great cross, loves to take on full-backs and can score goals.”

What’s the team news this weekend?

“Simon Eastwood could return in goal after picking up a gruesome finger injury earlier in the season.

“We’ve missed his presence between the sticks.”

What’s the predicted line up?

(4-2-3-1): Eastwood, Long, Nelson, Dickie, Garbutt, Brannagan, Ruffels, Whyte, Henry, Holmes, Mackie.