Oxford caretaker manager Mickey Lewis believes his side gave themselves too much to do in the second half as they lost 2-1 to Burton.
Burton boosted their automatic promotion hopes with a crucial 2-1 win over play-off rivals Oxford United at the Kassam Stadium.
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Oxford United and Burton Albion at Kassam Stadium.
Oxford will not be rushed into appointing a new manager but are eyeing up some surprising targets, chairman Ian Lenagan has revealed.
Oxford caretaker boss Mickey Lewis thought it was just one of those days after Scott Hogan scored a hat-trick in Rochdale's 3-0 win.
Scott Hogan fired in a hat-trick as Rochdale strengthened their bid for automatic promotion with a 3-0 win against Oxford at Spotland.
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Rochdale and Oxford United at Spotland Stadium.
Oxford captain Jake Wright will not risk missing his side's promotion push by rushing back to action.