KARL Robinson will seek clarity from Oxford United’s board this morning over Blackpool’s approach to speak to the head coach over their vacancy.

It emerged just before last night’s game with Accrington Stanley, where a 3-0 victory took the U’s to within a point of the Sky Bet League One play-offs.

But the speculation over Robinson’s future dominated the post-match discussions.

The Oxford Mail understands the approach has been rejected, but Robinson, who last night was the

odds-on favourite, claims he had not been informed.

He said: “I think I should have been called if we’ve had a phone call, 100 per cent.

“In some ways you’ve got to respect the fact that we had a game tonight, maybe that’s the case.

“We have a good relationship and work hard together and are a close unit.

“I just think I’ll get more clarity in the morning.”

Neither United nor Blackpool have commented on the speculation.

Robinson is approaching his second anniversary with United, who have gone from battling relegation to challenging for promotion in the past 12 months.

He has admitted to being frustrated over the way the January transfer window finished, as Shandon Baptiste and Tariqe Fosu were sold to Brentford and efforts to sign other players came up short.

He said: “This team, if they stick together and we spend money on it, can achieve great things.

“But it has to have that second aspect of it to become successful.

“Because if we don’t, we’ll just become like the rest – and that’s me being brutally honest.

“I’m hearing this club is here to be successful and they are the conversations I have on a consistent basis.”

And he is determined whatever the answers, it will be sorted quickly to avoid it becoming a distraction to United’s promotion push.

“We’ll deal with it immediately,” he said.

“I won’t let this run, it’s not right to let it run.”

It overshadowed an excellent evening’s work for United, where James Henry and Matty Taylor again did the damage.

Henry scored the first, before setting up Taylor’s second of the night, taking their goal hauls to 13 and 15 respectively.

Henry said: “Matty’s going to be tough to catch, because I keep putting them in his head.

“It’s great, it’s a connection we’ve got and it’s just built up over time.

“We’re just ticking the games off one at a time at the moment and the belief’s starting to build.”