DEREK Fazackerley has warned Oxford United’s players not to waste the feelgood factor by making sure they deliver against Bristol Rovers tomorrow.

Morale was significantly boosted by the way the U’s fought back late on to dramatically win 3-2 at Charlton Athletic last Saturday.

It has been reflected in the ticket office, with a gate of about 9,000 expected – and with the visitors selling out their allocation there should be a good atmosphere.

But Fazackerley, who it appears will still be in caretaker charge for Rovers’ visit, is well aware inconsistency has dogged United this season, so is reserving judgement on the Valley victory’s significance.

“I don’t know whether it’s a catalyst or not,” he said.

“We’ve been up and down all season and not been able to consistently put results together.

“I said to the players after the game ‘let’s see where we are next week’.

“It’s all right talking about things, but you’ve actually got to deliver on the field.

“The proof of the pudding will be this weekend, so let’s not get carried away.

“We know on Saturday we have to produce the same again and even then there’s no guarantee of a result.

“We’ve got to make sure we’re fully focused and if we can produce that sort of performance then hopefully we’re fortunate enough to get a result as well.”

Almost 1,400 travelling fans celebrated the display in the capital, but it is months since the Kassam Stadium witnessed United play so well.

Fazackerley acknowledged it had become a unwanted habit.

He said: “We’ve had a lot of fantastic results on the road over the last couple of years and then we come home and manage to shoot ourselves in the foot by not managing to put back-to-back wins together.

“It’s important now that we remain grounded and make sure we turn up at home.”

While there is a desire to recapture the spirit seen at the Valley, the game plan will need some tweaking.

Bristol Rovers will provide a totally different challenge to Charlton, with United needing to show plenty of grit at the Memorial Stadium to win 1-0 in October.

Fazackerley said: “From a team performance it was an all-round good day (at Charlton), but I’ve been in the game long enough to know that Saturday could be a totally different kettle of fish.

“At some point you have to face disappointment and that’s something we have to deal with as well.

“Bristol Rovers will be far more direct and we have to be prepared for that.”