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Robins bemoans 'unlucky' Coventry

20 October 2012

Mark Robins hope for reply at Brentford in midweek...

Coventry City manager Mark Robins believes his side were unlucky not to get anything from the game against Notts County. 

Goals from Andre Boucard and Yoann Arquin secured the three points for the visitors despite Richard Wood’s late reply.

County remain unbeaten for 14 league games away from home after beating the Sky Blues 2-1 at the Ricoh Arena, and Robins was confident that they could have been the ones to stop the unbeaten run.

“It is a game that has passed us by where we could have and should have taken the points,” said Robins. 

“We were always in the game at 1-0, and if we would have got it back to 1-1 I fancied us to win it. In all fairness I fancied us to go and get the equaliser as well, but I have got to look at the positives to utilise.”

The manager also bemoaned his sides defending after two strikes from outside the area ended the Sky Blues five game unbeaten run.

Robins said: “We gave them two sloppy goals. They have taken them well, but they never should have gone in the net, we should have dealt with it. We had two bites of the cherry to deal with it – and it killed us.”

Despite putting the Magpies on the back-foot for most of the second half, Robins has urged his team to play with more adventure if they want to turn their season around. 

“Our style of play is evolving over time,” he added. “Anxiety may find its way onto the pitch but we have got to be bigger than that, better than that. We have to be positive and the players haven’t been adventurous enough. We have passed it OK recently, but it is not quite fluid enough.”

Coventry are back in league action against Brentford at Griffin Park on Tuesday, 7.45 kick-off.

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