KARL Robinson believes Oxford United should be awarded the points if Crewe Alexandra have been found to have broken rules which led to tonight's rearranged game from being called off.

The U's were informed this afternoon the game was not going ahead.

It came ten days after the Railwaymen had to pull out after a second player in the camp tested positive for coronavirus after travelling down on the team bus.

The U's boss admitted there was a lot which remained unknown about today's decision, but felt it had to be severe.

He said: "There’s been statements sent out and loads of theories as to why the game’s been called off, but it must be serious.

"You never get this, it’s unheard of.

"We’ve heard the government have called it off, we’ve heard the EFL have called it off, we’ve heard Crewe have called it off.

"If the EFL have called it off because the protocol isn’t correct, then what a great call.

"You have to take your hat off to them if it’s for the health of people then it’s the correct decision."

The big question which will need answering is how Crewe were unable to play tonight, when they faced Wigan Athletic on Saturday.

In total, Crewe recorded four positive tests and two of those - Ryan Wintle and Omar Beckles, played in the 3-0 victory.

And Robinson felt if some issues were discovered, the right course of action would be to award United the points.

He said: "For me it’s a necessity, you have to. I don’t want to upset Crewe and let’s be honest we don’t know.

"They could have an influx of people who aren’t well and we wish them well.

"The most important thing is people being healthy. We’re in the middle of a pandemic and we have to make sure we do the right things.

"We’re not 100 per cent sure what the right story is. We’ve prepared to play and we’re bitterly disappointed.

"If you’re asking me, I think the protocol they did before the first game was wrong.

"When (Ryan) Wintle got it they should have tested everyone and not travelled until they knew their bus was clean.

"The game would have gone ahead last Saturday."

He added: "We’ll see. We’ll have to trust the EFL and we’ve also heard the government involved.

"We have to trust the decision not to play tonight.