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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on his side's goalless draw with Colchester

The manager reflects on City's goalless draw...

21 October 2017

Mark Robins' side have been held to a goalless draw by Colchester United at the Ricoh Arena in SkyBet League Two.

Ryan Haynes and Marc McNulty came close to scoring for the Sky Blues during what was a another frustrating afternoon infront of goal.

"The lads are snatching at chances," said Robins.

"I've got to do something about it. I have got to change the way they are thinking. 

"We are not creating enough when we are under no threat what-so-ever.

"It has been a bad week, that is all it has been. People seem to forget that we played against Walsall and scored two decent goals there. 

"It is something that we wil overcome without a shadow of a doubt. There is nothing we can do after the game has finished apart from get back out on the field and try not to shy away from anything. 

"There is only one way to get over it and that is to work hard to get over the problems.

"We have had the conversations this week. We have worked on positionings a lot and every little thing that you can tweak but it will not come over night. 

"We have a period now where we can see that we have some work to do."

Jodi Jones, who has been vital for City so far this season, was forced off through injury after twenty minutes and was replaced by Jordan Shipley, damaging Coventry's attacking threat.

"We do not know the extent of Jodi's injury. It was an impact on the side of the leg, or the side of the knee, so at the moment we do not know.

"He has been a thorn in the opponents side so he will be a huge loss because he is a talent wihtout a shadow of a doubt.

"It might just do him good to have a little breather. He is 19-years-old. You cannot sustane that level of performance week in week out at that age."

He added: "The lads are the ones who have got to put it right, and they will because I have got faith in them. 

"Over a period of time that will be okay, but it is frustrating."


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