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INTERVIEW: Mark Robins Reflects On Burton Defeat

Sky Blues fell to their first defeat in seven...

17 November 2018

It was a disappointing outing for the Sky Blues as they were beaten by a goal to nil against Burton Albion.

Tom Bayliss’ own goal proved the difference after a frantic affair at the Pirelli Stadium.

Mark Robins was disappointed with aspects of the afternoon and was left frustrated that his side couldn't take their chances.

“We didn’t take our chances where the goalkeeper has made some decent saves.

“We created bits and pieces but nothing like we did in the first half and we also made some poor choices of where we pass the ball.

“Instead of going down the line you’ve got to go out the other side and create problems for them.

“Once you’ve done your defensive work and contained you need to break away and go up the field and cause them problems.”

The Sky Blues boss also commented on the goal and said: “For the own goal just looking at the positions we were in we were about half a yard too close to the ball, but that’s nitpicking as it was a good ball in.

“The game though wasn’t finished there, and that was the disappointment.

“We made changes and the players didn’t have enough thought.”

The Brewers were relegated from the Championship last season and Robins admitted he could see the difference in the side that had played second tier football for two years.

“Burton are a really good team and they’ve moved the ball really well today.

“They moved us around well, more than any other team has done so far this season and put us under a lot of pressure.

“They have some good quality in their team having just come down from the Championship.

“They’ve had two years in the Championship so they’re further away than some of ours are.

“That’s some of the things of where we’ve got to get to but we’ve also got to go and press which would put them under pressure.”

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