OXFORD United expect an added buzz around tomorrow’s visit to Cheltenham Town.

The hosts will be the third newly-promoted club the U’s have played in their first four away games of the Sky Bet League One season.

Karl Robinson’s side drew 1-1 at Cambridge United on the opening day and lost 2-1 at Bolton Wanderers a fortnight later, despite going ahead in both matches.

Cheltenham are fresh from winning 2-1 at Charlton Athletic last weekend and the U’s head coach knows they will have plenty of momentum.

Robinson said: “The one time you don’t want to go to those clubs is the beginning of the season.

“It’s the first time the fans are back in the stadium and we’ve played three of the promoted teams away from home at the most difficult time.

“They’re used to winning – if we went up to the Championship, would teams want to come to Oxford United at the beginning of the season?

“No, because of the euphoria and the excitement that goes with it.”

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Goalkeeper Jack Stevens added: “At Cambridge, the fans really got behind them and helped them through that game.

“It’ll be the same on Saturday, they’ll be looking forward the game.”

The Robins have got used to winning under manager Michael Duff, reaching the play-offs in his first full season in 2019/20 before taking the League Two title last term.

Robinson said: “He has done a phenomenal job.

“I remember speaking to him two years ago when they missed out on the play-offs, I think it was his first year in management.

“He has really fitted into this part of the industry and I’m sure he’ll be managing for a long time to come.”

Cheltenham boast former U’s players Liam Sercombe, Charlie Raglan and Kyle Vassell, while centre back Will Boyle was linked with a move to the Kassam Stadium in the summer.

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Robinson said: “It was paper talk, but he’s a very good player.

“It was never something in our price range, so it was never a conversation we had internally.

“We almost pushed it to one side right away.”

United are aiming for their first away win in 90 minutes this season, having lost their last four games on the road.

It is a streak they want to end quickly, admits Robinson.

He said: “We’ve got a few things that we still want to scratch off.

“The sooner the better, but we feel that our performances away have been as good as our performances at home.

“We’ve got to make sure when that chance comes along that we can take the win.”