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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on City's turnaround at Sincil Bank

18 November 2017

Mark Robins' side have beaten Lincoln City at Sincil Bank thanks to second half goals from Jodi Jones and Duckens Nazon.

Matt Rhead gave the home side the lead midway through the first half, but a stunning late turnaround gave the Sky Blues their second consecutive away victory and keep them in the play-off places in SkyBet League Two.

"This game, and last weeks against Mansfield, were two games that really concerned me because of the way that the oposition play," said Robins.

"Last week I felt dissapointed and hard done by, and this week I feel we have done brilliantly. We shown great charcteter to come from a goal behind, and it was a poor goal to give away.

"What Lincoln do is very effective and it puts you under pressure for the 96 minutes that we played today. 

"We attacked with pace and purpose and I am just delighted for the boys, and I am delighted for the supporters because we let them down last week and now they can go home happier.

"There were some really top perforamances today."

Sincil Bank was a sell-out, with 9,581 inside the stadium including 1,460 of the Sky Blue Army, creating quite at atmosphere. 

"The noise and the support in the ground was fantastic. When the goals went in it sounded like a sold out Championship ground. Their supporters were 100 percente behind them and after last season the momentum is with them.

"To handle that was superb, and to keep passing patiently, which was the message at half time because if you keep passing chances will come.

He added: "There were some really good performances all around. Jordan Shipley is a real talent. Where he is now compared to where he was when I came back to the club is chalk and cheese.

"[Jodi] Jones too was getting back in the last few minute to stop crosses and fighting not to give away late corners. There were some real body on the line performances. Honestly that was a tough game." 


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