KARL Robinson says he has faith in himself to lead Oxford United despite a troubling defeat at the hands of Sky Bet League One strugglers Burton Albion.

Despite collecting three points, Albion remain in the bottom four, while the U’s slip to 14th as hopes of a play-off place continue to fade with inconsistent results on the pitch.

Robinson though remains confident he is the right man for the job at United.

“I’ve got tremendous faith in me as a person first and foremost, and I’ve got faith in myself as a manager,” he said.

“At this moment in time, the results aren’t good enough and I accept responsibility for that.

“People are always free to have an opinion but from my point of view, I know what it takes to move forward and the direction we still want to go in.”

Robinson added: “Maybe we’ve come so high and come so far so quick, that the mediocrity with where we sit right now is certainly not good enough for me, the players, the ownership or the fans.

“It is mediocrity right now, it’s way below that.

“We’ve set our own standards and our own bar, we’ve fallen way below that so far this season.”

Discussing this afternoon’s defeat, Robinson said: “From all of us, it was way below par – probably our worst collective performance of the season in all aspects.

“I don’t think we won enough second balls, I thought we looked lethargic and got ran all over, and we thoroughly deserved to get beat.

“Some of the players underperformed physically, athletically and emotionally – my job is to guide them through that.

“People will always go at the manager, that’s fine and I don’t have an issue with that whatsoever.”