Wilder questions U's future

Oxford boss Chris Wilder said his team's final flourish in the 3-0 win over Rochdale should not mask what has been a poor season.

Last Updated: 20/04/13 at 19:56

Chris Wilder: Reflects on overall season

Chris Wilder: Reflects on overall season

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And he admits he does not know whether he will still be in charge at the Kassam Stadium next season.

Superbly-taken second-half goals from Andy Whing, James Constable and Alfie Potter ensured the U's ended their home programme in style, but many fans were not convinced, refusing to give Wilder the same applause as they gave the players when the squad did a lap of honour.

Wilder said: "The fans gave us an excellent ovation at the end and we shouldn't be embarrassed to accept that.

"The away record has been good all season and if we had had a few more days at home like today, we'd be a lot happier and a lot higher in the table.

"But we've fallen short."

Wilder said he didn't know what the future holds for him.

"I'll just keep working and wait until the chairman speaks to me," he said. "He's supported me.

"Whoever takes over - if it isn't me carrying on - will have a club that's in a lot healthier position than when I took over four years ago. The club has made great strides."

Wilder added: "In the last two games the support that's been given to the players has been excellent. Some of the criticism I've had, I feel has been a bit unfair. Maybe I have to learn from this. Overall though we'll look at this season as one of disappointment."

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