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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reacts to the Sky Blues' draw with Barnet

The manager reflects on a goalless draw at the Hive...

7 October 2017

Mark Robins' side have been held to a goalless draw by Barnet at the Hive in a tightly fought contest in SkyBet League Two.

The Sky Blues created the best of the chances with Marc McNulty and Max Biamou both coming close to snatching a winner for the visitors in waht was on the whole and uneventful afternoon in North London.

"It was not a great match at all," said Robins.

"There was very little in it first half and it was awful in the first half and slowly got a little bit better.

"Credit to them. They were a decent side. I think they looked far better than their league position suggests.

"They were without one or two of their more experiences players. Coulthirst was out and they missed Campbell-Ryce but their replacements were athletic, energetic players."

Behind Barnet's goal in the second half stood 1,390 Sky Blue fans, coming close to outnumbering the home fans at the Hive. Despite City's best efforts however, the side could not find a breakthrough. 

"The crowd we brought were magnificent so it felt like a home game and we have kept a clean-sheet. That is a positive. 

"We created far more in the second half and we played a little bit better than we did in the first but again I have to be dissapointed that we did not come away with three points.

"I spoke at half-time to them about being a little more physical, and we were. We had to change shape to try to kill their threats and once we did that we finally took charge of the game and made some openings. 

"The pressure was building on them and we have to thank their goalkeeper for keeping them in it."

He added: "We have to take one of our chances, but if you do not score then you have to hope that you do not concede and again we have not done that. We will take the point."


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