Oxford boss Chris Wilder feels his team's final flourish at home in the 3-0 win over Rochdale should not mask what has been a disappointing season.
And he admits he does not know whether he will still be in charge at the Kassam Stadium next season.
Superbly-taken second-half goals from Andy Whing, James Constable and Alfie Potter ensured the U's ended their home programme in style.
But many fans were not convinced, refusing to give Wilder the same applause as they gave the players when the squad did a lap of honour.
Wilder said: "The fans gave us an excellent ovation at the end and we shouldn't be embarrassed to accept that.
"The away record has been good all season and if we had had a few more days at home like this, we'd be a lot happier and a lot higher in the table.
Wilder said he didn't know what the future holds for him.
"I'll just keep working and wait until the chairman speaks to me," he said. "He's supported me."
Rochdale manager Keith Hill was frustrated that his team's win-loss record has been dented.
"There was a target of losing only four of these last 18 games and we've now lost a fifth game out of 17, so I'm disappointed with that," he said. "We were a shadow of the way we have been, with and without the ball. And especially without the ball."