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'Point a fair result'

22 December 2012

...although Robins disappointed with second half performance against Preston

Coventry City boss Mark Robins said a point was a fair result in the 1-1 draw with Preston at the Ricoh Arena although he said he was disappointed with his side's second half performance.

James Bailey opened his goalscoring account for City in the 21st minute but Lee Holmes grabbed the leveller for the Lilywhites with 14 minutes to go to give Graham Westley's side a point as Coventry capped off their home campaign in 2012.

"In the first half we were the better team but in the second half they were the better team," Robins said.

"We could've won it at the death and we worked hard but at the same time I thought we let a few too many crosses into our box for my liking.

"It was probably a fair result in the end. You expect Graham Westley's sides to work hard and they have a style of play that's difficult to cope with if you're not at it.

"They came with a game plan and then changed it slightly and that got them the goal that got them a point. We have to take that on the chin and look forward to Boxing Day now."

City are now six games unbeaten and Robins added that he felt his side were making progress although they needed to cut out the kind of mistakes that led to Preston's equaliser.

"It's come off Steven Jennings' head and caught us square at the back. It was a poor goal to concede from our point of view and reminiscent of the goal we conceded at home to Portsmouth.

"That being said we're doing okay although today I would have liked to see us pass the ball in the second half like we did in the first because the second half performance was not something we're used to seeing.

"We're picking up points on a regular basis, we're still unbeaten and now we look forward to Stevenage."

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