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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins reflects on City's 2-6 defeat to Yeovil Town

City concede six for the first time at the Ricoh...

2 April 2018

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins hopes his side's 6-2 defeat to Yeovil Town does not damage their confidence as City prepare to face Notts County on Saturday.

Three goals either side of half-time fired Yeovil to their biggest win of the season and the Sky Blues' biggest defeat, as the visitors became the first side to score six at the Ricoh Arena.

"All season we have been really strong so this is a real surprise," said Robins.

"It is really disappointing because we have created our own problems by conceding three really quick goals. The game looked like it was out of our reach after ten minutes.

"We were really soft, and I felt that we were nervy on the surface and we tried our best to get ourselves back in the game - and we had a load of opportunities to score - but it is really difficult to look past the negatives.

"I am not looking at this result and thinking that it is panic time. This is a six-game season now and we have to do better than the teams around us to stand a chance.

"If confidence has taken a hit then I will be really disappointed because this is just one game. One game in a season where we have been really strong."

Robins' side were three goals behind after just fifteen minutes, and struggled to ever truly find a way back into the game from that point on, after three individual defensive errors cost the Sky Blues.

"You can't plan for these errors and that is the most disappointing thing about it.

"People make mistakes, and I have told the players that, but it is how you respond from them and we did not reposed well enough.

"It was naive defending and all season it has been very good. This is unfathomable at this moment in time.

He added: "We do not want to dwell on it. We have a big game coming up and it is all about how we respond.

"We have taken a little step back today."


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