DECISIONS AS BUILDING BEGINS
game too far, but you can’t be really negative to the lads who have been fantastic.”
The U’s took control after the restart – getting their just rewards on 64 minutes when Constable stroked home for his 14th goal of the season, whilst Smalley’s penalty made it two on 67 minutes after Peter Murphy tugged Constable’s shirt in the area.
Molyneux’s rash challenge on Alfie Potter in the 89th minute earned him a red card, while Rigg converted a simple finish in an injury-time counter-attack to complete the rout.
And Oxford boss Chris Wilder insists there are also many decisions to be made from him to avoid a mass exodus.
“At the moment it can go both ways,” said Wilder. “We’ve got eight or nine outof-contract players who started and they could have just thought things were not going for them.
“But In the last three or four weeks, the players have tried to finish the season on a high and have a lot of personal pride individually about their performance.
“That’s what we need if we ultimately want to be successful. We’ve finished ninth, and though it's not where we want to be, all they could do was win the next game.
“People were talking about the game as a dead rubber but it wasn’t in my eyes, Leam Richardson’s or our supporters who travelled so far.”