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Robins pleased with point

2 October 2012

City boss reflects on stalemate with MK Dons at the Ricoh Arena

Coventry City manager Mark Robins hopes his Coventry side can build on their point against MK Dons at the Ricoh Arena.

Richard Wood gave the Sky Blues the lead after he headed home a corner but the away side were level before the break as Stephen Gleeson's deflected effort found it's way past Joe Murphy.

Despite failing to claim back-to-back victories, Robins was happy with the side's effort against the Dons and delighted to see Cyrus Christie and Nathan Cameron back from injury.

Robins said: "We started off brightly and had plenty of chances to score more goals in the first half. But they are a really good side who put us under the cosh at times.

"I thought we would be able to cope with them better than we did if I'm honest. We gave them time to pass at times which is disappointing.

"We have to be brighter and learn how to press the ball. But that's just me thinking about the future as the lads have to get some credit tonight as a few weeks ago, we would have lost that.

"They have given everything they have got and it was great to see Cyrus Christie and Nathan Cameron back. They haven't had much match practice but they have come in, and done well.

"I'm delighted we stuck at it and towards the end, we did have a few chances to win the game."

Coventry dominated the early stages and pressed home their advantage through Wood's header from a Gary McSheffrey corner.

Robins added he hopes Coventry can play like they did in the opening stages, for the entire 90 minutes in the future.

He added: "I was happy with the way we started but we did seem to fade towards the end of the first half.

"MK Dons made it difficult for us at times and I think we are missing a real boss in midfield. Someone who can put their foot in and win the ball for us.

"Those opening stages were really impressive and hopefully we can do that for the entire 90 minutes in the future."

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