SIMON Eastwood would happily sacrifice a clean sheet tomorrow if it meant Oxford United claim a much-needed victory at AFC Wimbledon.

The stakes are high for both sides, whose games last weekend were postponed by the freezing weather.

Wimbledon are only one point above the relegation zone in Sky Bet League One, but would move just behind their visitors with a victory at Kingsmeadow.

United claimed a welcome clean sheet in their last outing, but the goalless draw at Northampton Town means they have won just one of their last seven league games.

While it gave the side, who are still expected to be under the control of caretaker boss Derek Fazackerley, something to build on, Eastwood knows the only factor which counts now is the final score.

He said: “In the 12 games that are coming up I don’t think that it really matters about performances any more, we just want to be winning games and getting out of there.

“If someone said it was going to be 5-4 to Oxford at the weekend I think we’d all be happy.”

The task to secure League One status this season remains firmly in the U’s hands, but the goalkeeper is under no illusions – time is of the essence.

“The quicker we can pick up the wins and get out of the bit of trouble we’re in at the moment the better,” he said.

“You’re silly if you don’t know the situation you’re in.

“I think there’s eight or nine teams in it.

“I think every club will be saying the same as us – we need to pick up wins as soon as we can to get out of that.”

The game comes with United’s six-week manager search coming to an end.

New owner Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth is due to attend the Wimbledon game, where the new man could even be in the stands.

But Eastwood admits the players remain in the dark about what happens next.

He said: “Everybody knows about the new owner and everything has been left down to him to make an appointment.

“The players know as much as what comes out on social media and in the paper with the new names linked every day.

“As a player you’ve got to concentrate on the pitch and let the new guy do what he’s got to do off the pitch.

“Players talk about it, it’s kind of become normal over the last couple of weeks.”