WARNING his players against complacency has not been necessary for Karl Robinson this season – and he believes there will be little danger of it creeping in tomorrow.

Oxford United head into a Sky Bet League One fixture sitting outside of the relegation zone for the first time this season.

It has taken a seven-match unbeaten run to undo the U’s poor start to the campaign and they are now looking onwards and upwards ahead of this weekend’s trip to bottom side Bradford City.

While United travel to Valley Parade in a confident mood, they are fully aware the Bantams, who have not won in 11 games, are more than capable of ending their rich vein of form.

And head coach Robinson needs no reminder about their attacking threats, with four of their players, including former Oxford loanee Jack Payne, on his radar in the summer.

“If you look at the form table, it’s the perfect banana skin isn’t it,” he said.

“Most will think for the first time in a long while the banker will be Oxford United, but it’s far from that – Bradford are a very good team.

“We tried to sign all three of their front players in (David) Ball, (Eoin) Doyle and Payne.

“They all rejected us for whatever reason, so that’s how potent their team is.

“We also spoke to Hope Akpan at one stage as a holding midfielder.

“The players they have in the offensive positions are obviously very aggressive.

“I think they’re just going through one of those moments we were going through and things can change.

“We can’t get caught out by what we think we’ve done because we’ve done nothing.”

A key component to United’s strong form has been their ability to consistently keep clean sheets.

The U’s have not conceded in eight of their last 11 games, but there is one thing their impressive run has not heralded ­– a first away victory.

“We know that,” said Robinson.

“And arguably our performance in the league against Wycombe (a 0-0 draw) was far greater than our display against them in the Checkatrade Trophy (a 3-0 win), but we didn’t score that day.

“We should have got a result at Sunderland (a 1-1 draw).

“And some would argue some of our best performances have actually been on the road.

“Hopefully lady luck can be on our side for another big push.”

Robinson was taken aback by the 509 supporters who braved the cold weather to watch United’s Emirates FA Cup win at Forest Green Rovers on Tuesday.

And a good number of U’s fans have taken advantage of Bradford lowering their ticket price to £1 until 3pm today.

The U’s head coach believes another strong away following will boost his side.

He said: “The most important thing is there is a connection between the players and the fans.

“These two armies coming together are a lot more powerful than one against the other.”