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INTERVIEW: Manager reacts to defeat at Accrington Stanley

City beaten in SkyBet League Two...

14 October 2017

The Sky Blues' unbeaten run has come to an end after a 1-0 defeat to Accrington Stanley.

Mark Robins' side were looking to make it six games unbeaten in all competitions but Sean McConville's first half strike was enough to seperate the two sides in another frustrating game infront of goal for City.

"Dissapointing", said Robins.

"When you concede the first goal it puts you on the back foot.

"I do not think we got to grips with them. They were doing what they do. We looked at them and we knew exactly how they were going to play until you come up against them. It is difficult to play against.

"We have got a problem to solve away from home. The only thing that I will say about it is we have to take those chances, even if those chances are half chances of less. There are decent balls into the area and we are not taking them.

"It puts pressure on us when we do not and then we end up having to deal with that.

"Thankfully, we have a game Tuesday and we can try and bounce back."

The Sky Blues were without Liam Kelly for this one. The former Leyton Orient midfielder was struggling with a foot injury and failed a late fitness test meaning Ben Stevenson came in to fill the void. 

"Liam Kelly was a massive loss, but we have to live with it.

"All teams have injuries and suspensions. We know he is a big miss in this kind of game.

"He travelled and trained yesterday because he really wanted to try and be fit but he just was not right.

"We did not want to put him at risk and in the end he was a big miss."

He added: "We did create enough to win this game. When you lose a game with more support in the stadium than the home side it is ridiculous. We have to refocus and get on with things for Tuesday night. Thankfully that is not very far away."


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