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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Shrewsbury Result

The Sky Blues fell to defeat away at the New Meadow...

22 December 2018

The Sky Blues fell to defeat away at the New Meadow as the search continues to end their winless run.

Manager Mark Robins spoke after the game about the task that he is faced with: "I have just said in there that I am asking some young kids to do a man's job.

"Sometimes when it is not going perfectly right, we fall short. What I don't want us to do is fall off the edge of a cliff. We have got to make sure that we do the things that get you results at this level."

The Sky Blues fell to a narrow defeat at the hands of Shrewsbury Town and conceded via a set-play, something that Robins feels that his squad need to improve upon:

"I cannot keep talking about chances created and chances missed because we are losing games. And we are losing games to set plays.

"It was a good ball in today, but we have got to defend it properly."

The game was level as the two teams went into the half-time break, and Robins highlights that changes were made during half-time to ensure that when the Sky Blues had possession they could use it as best they could: "We made some adjustments and in the second half it was a lot better. It was better than the first half because we passed the ball, but we still weren't at the level that we need to be. 

"When we have got the ball, we have to be better. We have to simplify things."

However, the gaffer also points to the fact that the players on the pitch need to be more proactive in turning a game around: "If we have got a situation where a team are outfighting us, then there is something wrong.

"If we have a situation where a team are getting a foothold in the game and are better than us then we have to work it out - we have to try and get a foothold back in the game."

With the next fixture only a matter of days away, Robins highlights that he is looking to Boxing Day to try and put things right:

"We have to make sure that we come back strong on Boxing Day, because we have not won in eight [league] games.

"From winning five on the bounce to not winning in eight - we have to stop that sequence so we have to get back on the training ground and get it going in the right direction again."


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