Wanderers will be taking their highest number of supporters to an away game for more than two years, and Joe Jacobson says he and his team-mates are determined to ensure they return down the M40 happy after the derby with Oxford United on Saturday.
The left-back and his team-mates have had a fortnight to work on righting the wrongs of their disappointing recent form, combining hard work on the training ground and team-building activities at Go Ape in Wendover Woods, which he hopes will culminate in a positive result at the Kassam Stadium.
“It’s been a strange time of year not to have a game, because normally there’s a lot of matches going on in midweek, but for us it’s been a chance to work hard on the training pitch and look at what’s gone wrong.
“It’s been a good two weeks but now we’re desperate to get back out there and there’s no better game to get stuck into than a derby. Huge credit to all the fans that are turning out; we’ve been on a bad run but for them to come along in such numbers is huge and we really appreciate it. Now we want to get the result they deserve,” he added.
Results elsewhere tended to fall in the Blues’ favour last weekend, but Jacobson insists the focus is solely on the team’s own results as they pursue their survival target.
“We can only look after ourselves. It’s in our hands and if we pick up enough points, we’ll stay in the league. There’s not just 11 of us in this battle; it’s everyone in it together, and we can’t do it on our own. Hopefully the fans will be the 12th man that we need to help us get the points.”