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'We didn't deserve any points' - Robins

13 January 2013

City boss gives honest account of Sky Blues' away defeat to Carlisle

Coventry City boss Mark Robins said the Sky Blues did not deserve to take anything from the game in their 1-0 away defeat to Carlisle United.

Matt Robson's first-minute header was all that separated the sides in a result that stopped City taking three points on the road for the first time since October.

Robins said he had no complaints about City's effort and commitment but added that he wanted more thought in their play in a game he felt they could have won.

"We missed gilt-edged chances but then we started making bad decisions," Robins said.

"We know we can create chances and we missed come clear ones today but on the whole we didn't deserve to take anything from the game because we didn't do the right things often enough.

"It was difficult to see where we could make improvements because so many were having an off day and you have to play with more thought than we did.

"This game is history now though and we have to move onto Wednesday because it's another big home game for us against Tranmere."

Robins also moved quickly to dispell any excuses with regards to his side's performance when asked if Thursday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy win over Preston played a part.

"Again I don't think there was a lack of effort or commitment on our part and maybe there was a bit of mental fatigue from Thursday but every team's tired at this point in the season and we're fit enough to be better than we were.

"We just have to take this on the chin and learn from it and make sure we are better, starting with Wednesday."

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