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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins' reflects on City's draw with high-flying Luton

Mark Robins says his Sky Blues now face a ten-game season...

13 March 2018

The Sky Blues have been held to a draw by Luton Town at the Ricoh Arena after James Collins' late goal snatched the Hatters a late point.

Mark Robins' side were two goals to the good at the break after Peter Vincenti and Marc McNulty both foudn the net during a frantic start City.

The second half told a different story however, as goals from Scott Cuthbert and Collins helped Luton to a hard-fought draw.

"I thought it was a good game and a good advert for League Two," he said.

"We started brilliantly. We took the lead early and we played some really good stuff on the front-foot while keeping them way from our goal.

"We dealt with them really well defensively and earned ourseleves a two-goal lead.

"We spoke at half-time about being solid and competitive. I wanted to make sure we weren't dropping deep to keep them away because a clean sheet would have obviously won us the game, and we have been decent at that this season.

"We conceded a really poor first goal. It was a silly foul to give away and the cross came in with quality on it and the next thing is the ball is nodded into an empty net.

"It cost us. Luton had their tails up and they end up getting the second at the death, again by not dealing with a cross."

The Sky Blues are unbeaten now in four games after a dissspoining February that saw Robins' side fall to four defeats on the bounce. The turn in form has helped to lift City from 9th in SkyBet League Two and back into the play-off places.

"We played a lot better than we did on Saturday against a far better opponent. On Saturday, Barnet were having a real good go for different reasons. 

"There are no easy games. We have got to keep going. I think Crewe on Saturday is going to be a really good game, followed by Grimsby at home.

"We have just got to keep going. There is no need to get uptight about anything. This is a good point and we are unbeaten again."

He added: "It was a really good game. Even after they levelled we were ont he front foot trying to get the winner.

"It is dissapointing because we have thrown away two points but the point we have picked up has taken us into the play-offs. We have now got a ten game season."

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