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"Chris Camwell has come in and made his debut and I thought he was absolutely fantastic." - Coventry City's Mark Robins

30 April 2017

City boss commends teenager Chris Camwell on his senior debut...

The Sky Blues ended their 2016/17 campaign with a defeat at Glanford Park after three second-half goals gave the home side victory.

Vladimir Gadzhev had given City a narrow advantage, but strikes from Kevin van Veen, Neil Bishop and Hakeeb Adelakun ensured the three points were claimed by the Iron. 

Mark Robins said: "Of course we're disappointed with the result, we won the first half and lost the second. If we had got the goal where the 'keeper has made an unbelievable save and go 2-1 ahead we probably see the game out, but it wasn't to be.

"In terms of performance we were okay apart from the two lapses that gave them the goals. We got stretched a little and Bishop has walked onto to one and stuck it in from 20-yards. All three of the goals were very well taken.

"There in lie the difference between the two teams, we were not clinical enough in front of goal. Scunthorpe didn't have the right to score those goals because of the positions they came from, but finished them all well."

After injuries to both Chris Stokes and Ryan Haynes in the build up to the fixture, Chris Camwell made his first-team bow after an impressive season for the title-winning U18s side. 

Robins added: "Chris Camwell has come in and made his debut and I thought he was absolutely fantastic. We have had a lot of injuries to deal with, but it just goes to show what he is capable of. I thought he was outstanding today.

"Vladimir Gadzhev took his goal well, we know what quality he possesses, he is an international. Again, if you look at the chances we have created it just proves we need to be more clinical in front of goal.

"I'll be sitting down with the players soon, I may well have made my mind up but people will find out in due course."

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