Lincoln City vs Oxford United

Lincoln City centre back Adam Jackson spoke to the media after Lincoln City’s 0-2 defeat to Oxford United on Tuesday, saying “we’ll learn a lot.”

When asked by BBC Radio Lincolnshire if he felt it was a sobering night he said: “Yeah, definitely. Especially after the week we’ve had.”

He added: “After the high of last week and even a good point away at the weekend it was a bit of a bump back down to Earth.”

Ciaron Brown gave Oxford the lead in the 3th minute, with a near post header from a corner.

Jackson said: “Yeah, really frustrated with that one, we’ve conceded far too many set pieces this season.” The defender added: “it’s just a willingness to head the ball and I think we need to be better at that.”

Oxford’s second goal came from a goalkeeping error by Lukas Jensen as he parried a Stan Mills cross into his own net, which killed any LNER Stadium atmosphere.

When asked about the moment Jackson said: “No one is blaming him at all for that…he’s made some massive saves for us this season and got us some big points so it’s just one of those things.”

The U’s remain 2nd with their win, recording thee points for the first time in four games.

On Oxford as a whole, Jackson said: “A really good side who I think will be up there at the end of the season, so it gives us a barometer of where we need to be.”

Looking ahead to the Imps next fixture, which is the visit of Morecombe in the FA Cup, Jackson said: “We’ve got two big cup games Saturday and Tuesday, so we’ll just come back in this week and hopefully turn it around on Saturday.”

He added: “We’re back at home again which is good with our home fans behind us and hopefully we can do that Saturday, Tuesday and in the league the Saturday after.”

Lincoln drop to 9th following the loss and will hope for a better performance against Morecombe in the FA Cup on Saturday.