OXFORD United’s last meeting with Wycombe Wanderers has no bearing on tomorrow’s game, says Karl Robinson.

The U’s face The Chairboys for the first time since the 2019/20 Sky Bet League One play-off final, which the Buckinghamshire side won 2-1.

Of United’s 20-man squad for the Wembley defeat last July, 13 players remain at the club – compared to Wycombe’s nine.

Robinson admits the U’s cannot completely forget the play-off final, but it will not define tomorrow.

“It can motivate, but it doesn’t have any relevance,” the head coach said.

“It’s something that will live with me for the rest of my life.

“Any final defeat is part of your development as a manager or a player.

“If it doesn’t rip you to shreds, then you’re not the person I thought you were.”

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Robinson added: “I’d be lying to the fans if I said that wasn’t part of my thought process.

“Gareth (Ainsworth) will know it’ll be part of his team-talk as well.

“It was such a big game and they got the upper hand.

“The way some of their board celebrated, I haven’t forgotten that either.

“It’s part of our history, but it won’t have any relevance at 3pm.”

Robinson has previously said the defeat to Wycombe left him as low as he has been as a manager, but he remains full of respect for long-serving Chairboys boss Gareth Ainsworth.

“I went in their dressing room after the game to say ‘well done’,” he said.

“Gareth’s a friend up until 3pm and after 5pm, but he’s just as bad as me when it comes to that 90 minutes.

“It’s a no holds barred competition between the both of us.”

Robinson’s more immediate concern is a response to last Saturday’s 3-1 defeat at AFC Wimbledon.

United conceded twice from set-pieces and missed several chances at Plough Lane, but the U’s boss is confident they can rectify the problems.

He said: “The beauty about when you have a good team, the transparency of your defeats become so clear.

“When you’re caught in between styles, you find it really hard to pinpoint a problem.

“But I think we have a good team and we have a style.

“It’s not about teams getting in our face, it’s about learning to press the self-destruct button less.”