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'We must not be nearly men.'

9 February 2013

Mark Robins says his side have to start making things happen after day of spurned chances in defeat to Yeovil

Coventry City boss Mark Robins says he does not want his side to be known as 'nearly men' after they dominated proceedings only to lose at home for the second time in a week.

Paddy Madden's goal for Yeovil Town was all that seperated them from the Sky Blues at the Ricoh Arena and Robins said he could be looking to make changes in a search for the quality to finish the chances his side have been creating in abundance but not been making the most of.

"Teams are coming to the Ricoh and sitting back now rather than attacking and we have to adapt to that," he said.

"We've got to take our chances when they come along. Today's defeat definitely gives me food for thought because the effort and the application was there but we've not had the best time in terms of quality.

"I'll certainly look to change things because we need that bit of quality.

"The players moved on very quickly from the disappointment of Tuesday night but today was a big game because Yeovil were only a point away from us with two games in hand and it wasn't to be for us and it's massively disappointing.

"Once you've got yourself in a position where you are around where you want to be you have to make the most of it and we didn't today. It's the nearly men tag that you don't want."

The Sky Blues now have a break from midweek football with their next league clash away at Bury next Saturday and Robins added that his side need to make their own luck.

"We have to and we have to write our own history and we were reluctant to do that today.

"We've just got to keep working towards our goals. Today has been a body blow, not a fatal one but we can't afford too many more performances and results like that.

"Places are up for grabs because two home defeats in a week is not good enough."

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