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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins on the Sky Blues' defeat against Yeovil Town

City suffer their second defeat of the season against the Glovers at Huish Park...

26 August 2017

Mark Robins’ side have fallen to a second successive defeat after losing 2-0 to Yeovil Town at Huish Park...

A late goal from Olufela Olomola sealed the win for the Glovers after Rhys Browne’s first half strike gave the home side the lead.

“We have to take this defeat on the chin, learn, and move on,” said Robins.

“I am disappointed. I am also annoyed at the fact that we have had two unbelievably blatant penalties not given.

“Then a mistake from us gifts them their first goal. If we can eradicate these mistakes then the game will not get as scrappy as it did.

“We played really well. We opened them up. We should have gone in front but we did not, and then the mistake put us on the back foot.

“We have to learn and we have to learn quickly. Playing against us is a cup final for everybody. You can hear that when they walk past our dressing room.

“We have heard what the supporters think and that is absolutely fine because we feel that way too, we all do.

“Having said that there were parts of today that were good.

“If you look at the overall result it pales into insignificance but I have to take some sort of positive from it.

“There were bits of good play and some of it was downright bad luck and bad decision making on quite a few people’s part today.”

The Sky Blues were the brighter side all afternoon but a defensive mistake gave Yeovil a foothold in the game, a foothold that they exploited to hurt City on the counter attack.

“Chris Stokes had it covered and Liam O‘Brien should have stayed in his goal and he knows that. Maybe last week’s mistake played on his mind but his decision making in that instance was not great.

“O’Brien is solid. He has been all week at training, he has held on to everything, but unfortunately one decision he has made has turned out wrong for us.

“We did miss Rod McDonald also but Dominic Hyam is an able replacement for him. We have to be able to deal with that as a squad.”

He added: “We did okay for the first 25 minutes but this is a 90-minute game and it wasn’t good enough.

“We could have been talking about today in very different terms. I am bitterly disappointed.”


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