Oxford United boss Chris Wilder hurt by personal abuse

Chris Wilder

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder says the personal abuse he has received from a section of the club's supporters has now become unacceptable.

Wilder, 45, led Oxford back into the Football League in 2010.

But with hopes of a further promotion dashed for a third straight year, some supporters turned on him during the Easter Monday defeat at Aldershot.

"I thought it got personal on Monday and I don't think it is right," Wilder told BBC Radio Oxford.

The club are now seven points adrift of the play-off places but have only four games left to play.

Wilder recognises that it is only a small section of supporters who are directing insults his way, but insists it is still unfair.

"I always think it is a minority," he said. "Yes, there was only 500 [Oxford fans at the defeat by Aldershot].

"I do believe people recognise the job I have done for the football club and sympathise with me in terms of what we have had to go through in the last 15 months.

"When it becomes personal it becomes pretty hard to take. I'm disappointed in that because I don't believe I deserve it.

"I am the one who stands out there and gives interviews and I am the one who talks about the football club the most and I will continue to do that."

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