One of Wycombe Wanderers’ league rivals have parted ways with their manager.

Oxford United, who are struggling near the foot of the division, confirmed Karl Robinson has been sacked following a poor run of form.

The former Milton Keynes and Charlton Athletic boss was removed from his post in the morning of February 26, one day after the U’s were defeated 3-0 at the Kassam Stadium by Bristol Rovers.

In a brief statement on the Oxford website, they said: “Oxford United can confirm the departure of Karl Robinson who leaves his role as Head Coach at the club with immediate effect.

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“The Board would like to thank Karl for his hard work and efforts in the five years since he joined but recent results and performances mean that a change is needed.

“The search for a new Head Coach will be thorough and extensive and is already underway.

“While that work is undertaken the existing coaching staff of Craig Short, Leon Blackmore-Such and Wayne Brown will take charge of the First Team with their immediate focus being our next game, away at Lincoln City on Saturday.”

Oxford have lost six of their last seven league games, and have won just three of their last 13 matches.

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One of these defeats was against Wycombe Wanderers in January, which resulted in a 2-0 victory for the Chairboys.

Sam Vokes and Anis Mehmeti got the goals for the Bucks team that day, with it being the latter’s final strike for the club before he departed for Bristol City at the end of that month’s transfer window.

Additionally, Robinson was in charge of Oxford when they were defeated by Wycombe in the League One play-off final in 2020.