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Fleck taken to hospital - Robins

13 October 2012

Mark Robins reflects on the 2-2 draw with Swindon Town...

Sky Blues midfielder John Fleck was taken hospital after being stretchered off in the 2-2 draw at Swindon.

The City player was carried off in second half after receiving a blow to the head in a challenge with Nathan Thompson.

Manager Mark Robins, speaking straight after the game, said the Scotsman had been unconscious after landing heavily.

He said: “He took a blow to the skull and his ear was bleeding so he has been taken straight to hospital. He was doing a terrific job in there and it did make a difference, but we will just have to wait and see how he is..

“Richard Wood has also broken his nose again in a different place again – he looks more and more like Steve Bruce with every passing game! We will have to see how they are tomorrow”

Robins saw his side let a two goal lead slip after David McGoldrick netted twice in the first half. 

James Collins and Gary Roberts pulled goals back and City battled well to resist a late onslaught in six minutes of added time.

Robins added: “We have got a week with no game and we will be working hard. There is plenty to be done and the players will be ready for it.

“We have got a point here but I cannot help being disappointed because there is much more to give and we did not sustain things throughout the 90 minutes.”

“There could well have been a sending off when McEveley should have been booked after picking up a yellow card early on.
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“The first half was great. We talk about the second half because its fresh in our minds, and we mustn’t overlook the good things in the first half.

“Flecky’s delivery for both goals was outstanding. We have got to goals from situations we have worked on in training, and that is very pleasing.

“But they got a lifeline and they got themselves back into the game. It’s disappointing. 

“Three weeks ago we were talking about turning losses into, now we are talking about turning draws into wins.

“We were unfortunate in the second half because there were things we could not change because of the injuries.”


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