KARL Robinson says he and his players were undisturbed by the dramatic events in the hunt for the play-off places earlier this week.

On Tuesday night, both Charlton Athletic and Portsmouth squandered winning positions by conceding injury time equalisers to Crewe Alexandra and Accrington Stanley respectively.

In the case of Portsmouth, it was all the more bizarre as their top marksman John Marquis netted a 95th minute own goal to see his side drop two points.

Marquis, who has 16 goals in Sky Bet League One this season, had scored twice – including in the 91st minute – to pull Portsmouth back from 2-0 down, before eventually drawing 3-3.

See also: U’s boss asks for hearing following second FA charge

However, while the drama unfolded, United boss Robinson said he was disconnected from it all, instead playing golf.

“We were quite calm about it,” he said.

“All the players went and played golf in the afternoon, and chilled out and didn’t watch any football.

“I did for once disconnect – I was going to go to a game but I thought ‘no, I don’t need to worry about that’.

“The most important thing for this football club is what we can control, which is our own results and our own destiny.

“If anybody falls behind us, that’s down to them and their own house to be kept in order.

“We’re not overly looking at anything external to us – it’s at the side of our minds but the players have been brilliant and really calm.”

Read more: Shrewsbury Town manager could be back for U’s match

Looking ahead to tomorrow’s clash with Shrewsbury Town, Robinson dismissed any notion that the match would be straightforward for the U’s having beaten the Shropshire outfit 4-1 just 17 days ago.

“They’ll be looking to get back at us because of the result – they’ve beaten Blackpool 1-0 and only lost 1-0 to Lincoln,” said Robinson.

“We know how good they’re going to be, we know their strengths and weaknesses but equally they know ours as well.

“We go into the game with a little bit of pressure but it’s only the pressure we put on ourselves.

“At this time of year, you’ve just got to look after yourselves and that’s one thing we’ve done really well.

“We’ve focused on our own ability and what we need to achieve, and that won’t be any different for this game.”