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It's a collective failing - Batt
DAMIAN Batt says it is up to the whole team to take responsibility for Oxford United’s goalscoring problems, writes DAVID PRITCHARD.
The U’s again created the majority of chances, but failed to make the most of them in a 2-0 defeat at home to Bristol Rovers.
It stretched the side’s winless run to four games, during which they have scored just once.
Batt, who made his 150th start for United, was among the players to come close.
James Constable had the best chances, but the full back insists it is no good blaming individuals – it is up to the whole team to deliver.
He said: “We have to take our opportunities, it’s us as a team.
“There’s no-one we can point out, it’s the collective – the starting XI and the players that come on.”
He added: “It’s a very hard defeat to take, I think everyone who was at the game saw how well we played, but again we didn’t come away with the result.
“It had to stop a long time ago and we’re producing performances which deserve victories, but we’re not getting the wins.
“It’s as frustrating to the players as it is for the fans, but we need to turn it around.
“We keep saying the same old thing.”
On the other side of the back four, Liam Davis also got forward during a good spell for the home side in the second half.
The 26-year-old struggled to explain the result, but admitted it was a concern to again have nothing to show for their efforts.
He said: “It’s a disappointment for everyone because we put a lot into the game and dominated but we just didn’t find the back of the net.
“It’s happened once and it’s happened again, so we need to get out of the habit of playing well and losing.
“You do that by carrying on doing the right things, maybe taking some more shots and being positive.”